Monkey and eagle fighting

Signed in an oval reserve: Itsumin

 

Hokyudo Itsumin, Edo school, 19th century
Wood netsuke; eyes inlaid in horn
Lenght: 3.7 cm

Provenance
Arlette Katchen collection
Literature
A. Katchen, Netsuke 7, vol.2, Paris (K. R. Publishers, 2010), p. 215, no. K232.

 

The small monkey lying on its side, trying to repel the eagle which stands over it in a threatening manner

 

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