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Early 19c netsuke DANCING NUN / FOX WOMAN

Early 19c netsuke DANCING NUN / FOX WOMAN


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1370426
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Early 19th century netsuke of a dancing fox manifesting itself as a woman, holding a bamboo cane across its shoulders. Usually foxes present themselves as beautiful women to lure hunters, and this one is wearing a Buddhist nun robe. Great face, beautiful flow of her robe, wonderful patina. Netsuke of characteristic early triangular section, deep himotoshi. Height 1 7/8 inches.