All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Ivory : Pre 1900 item #995668 (stock #1998)
Ivory okimono of Otohime, a goddess in Japanese mythology, and the daughter of Ryûjin, the god of the sea. She married the hunter Hoori and gave birth to a son, who in turn produced Emperor Jimmu, the first Emperor of Japan. After giving birth, she turned into a dragon or wani and flew away. Intricately carved and with a lovely golden patina, Otohime is seated on her throne inside an open clam shell covered in calligraphy. About 8 inches high with stand...