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Japanese Wood Netsuke of a Buddhist Shishi

Japanese Wood Netsuke of a Buddhist Shishi


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1320492

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A finely rendered boxwood netsuke sculpted as a Buddhist shishi on a plinth, both its front paws resting on a gold and black -lacquered mokugyo. Boldly carved, the mythical creature’s mane, tail, tufts of hair, and furrowed eyebrows accentuate the shishi’s classic mien. This charming netsuke is in very good condition, its minor rubbing to the lacquer commensurate with age and use. Length: 1.5†18th / 19th Century, Japan