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Tengu no tamago19th centuryWood netsuke. Eyes inlaid in horn  Lenght: 4.2 cmThe hatching tengu levering itself out of a broken egg with both hands while, with one wing, trailing over the shell which is engraved with simulated cracks. The eyes are of pale translucent horn with dark pupils.The Tengu are mythological creatures of ancient japanese tradition identify both as kami (gods) and as yokai (demons). They are usually represented as bird man with a long prominent nose or, as in the case, with a beak.Netsuke for sale. Price on application. Please include...

A wood netsuke of a raven with a toad20th centuryWooden netsuke, eyes inlaid in dark horn Height: 4.3 cmThis wood netsuke represents a raven with its claws stuck in the back of a toad.Netsuke for sale. Price on application. Please include item stock number: net-1058 

Monju BosatsuEarly Edo period (1600-1687), 17th centuryGilt and lacquered wood and metalHeight: 53 by 22,5 by 24 cmCarved in a seated position, wearing long draped robes and adorned with a necklace and elaborate pierced head-ornament of applied metal; mounted on a lotus flower shaped base on top of a roaring karashishi. The pierced mandorla with red lacquer finish and a kagami (mirror) inserted behind the figure.Monju (Japanese name for Shariputra) was a disciple of the Historical Buddha and represents wisdom, intelligence, and willpower. In Mahayana traditions...

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