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19c netsuke THUNDER GOD RAIDEN with drum ex MANG

19c netsuke THUNDER GOD RAIDEN with drum ex MANG


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1326582
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19th century boxwood netsuke of Thunder God Raiden wearing nothing but tiger skin pants, standing in his drum that he tore open by beating it with a striker. According to Japanese folklore by beating the drum Raiden creates thunder. Wonderful carving, intense face, beautiful wear and patina. Lacquered in Negoro style: red lacquer over black, so as it wears the black starts showing. Gold lacquer used for his eyes, bracelets and nails of the drum. Comes from Jack Mang Collection. Height 1 1/4 inches.