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Japanese Bronze Okimono of Three Wise Monkeys

Japanese Bronze Okimono of Three Wise Monkeys


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Okimono: Pre 1920: Item # 1323553

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An ingenious bronze okimono sculpted as the three wise monkeys performing “Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil”. Unlike other representations of this adage, this bronze sculpture depicts the monkeys huddled together, each part finely chiseled in high relief and heavily textured, the faces, palms and feet, in contrast, polished to a smooth finish. Signature plaque of metalworker, Choka, on nether side. This okimono is in excellent condition. Height: 4.75”, diameter: 5” Meiji Period, Japan