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Jizai okimono of a Small Crab

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1910: Item # 1120901

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Noted as a crafty creature that outwits the monkey in the “Tale of the Monkey and the Crab”, the crab is often depicted in Japanese art with meticulous anatomical detailing. This jizai okimono illustrates this artistic approach with its modeled carapace and chiseled nether side. True to its genre, this naturalistically –wrought crab is fully articulated with life-like movement. Excellent condition with no damage or restoration. Length: 5.5” Meiji Period, Japan