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Netsuke wood, Gama-Sennin

Netsuke wood, Gama-Sennin


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1459002

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The immortal is powerfully carved in wood, probably cherry. Gama Sennin holds his stick in his hand and his toad on his shoulder. He is unusually tall. The sculpture is powerful, the folds of the dress are elegant and the expression is serene. Although Gama-Sennin is attested male there are rare examples of its female representation. The softness of the features make me think that this would be a woman. Although anonymous, it is the work of a good sculptor. Big size 105mm. Normal wear for a centenary netské, beautiful patina of the wood, good condition, no restoration or grinding. Edo but difficult to date with precision. Ealier 19th century or before.