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Shusai – Octopus
Shusai – Octopus - Asian Works of Art Style Shusai – Octopus - Shusai – Octopus -
Ref : 98383
6 500 €
Period :
19th century
Artist :
Sh?sai
Provenance :
Japan
Medium :
Ivory
Dimensions :
l. 1.18 inch X H. 1.97 inch X P. 1.1 inch
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Shusai – Octopus

A Japanese ivory netsuke of an octopus beating on a bell with a hammer to free the other hidden inside.

The composition reminds the legend of Kyohime, who turns into Hannya with the monk hidden inside the bell.

Sh?sai ?? engraved signature on the base of the bell.

Meiji period 19th century

Sizes: 5 x 3 x 2.8 cm.

Condition report: Good condition

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