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Wooden sculpture, sambaso dancer, Japan, Meiji/Taisho

Wooden sculpture, sambaso dancer, Japan, Meiji/Taisho


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Sculpture: Pre 1930: Item # 1265426

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Single block carving (ichiboku) of a sambaso dancer with the typical high hat with a round circle on each side. In his left hand he holds suzu bells; his right hand, on his back, holds a fan. Keyaki wood (paulownia), carved in a faceted way, resembling ittobori, and stained. Japan, 1910s-1920s.
H ca. 18 inches.
One repaired crack from the bottom into his left shoulder, some scuffing and chipping at edges, tension crack in hat. All in all very good and stable condition.