Ivory Mermaid holding a sacred pearl in her hands as a shell - the" Tama".
"Nin-Gyo = Nin = man, Gyo = fish. They are almost always represented as a woman. She is holding a shell. The shell is to listen to the sound of the sea", V.-F. Weber, Ko-ji Hô-ten.
Rare shape inspired by a drawing by Inaba Tsuryu Shin’emon, Shoken kisho, vol7, 1781. National Diet Library Collection, Tokyo 840-38
Size : 5,3 cm (2 in.) x 2,8 cm (1.1 in.) x 2 cm (0.7 in.) L : 2 inches
Japan Edo (1603 – 1868) 18th century
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