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18c netsuke rakan Handaka Sonja with DRAGON

18c netsuke rakan Handaka Sonja with DRAGON


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1800: Item # 1409564
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18th century netsuke of sennin (or rakan) Handaka Sonja wearing an old robe with leaf cape and skirt, with a gnarled staff in one hand and supporting a bowl with dragon emerging from it. The rakkan is Arhat Panthaka - one of the most capable disciples of Buddha, who subjugated the Dragon King, and is usually portrayed with a dragon. Strong early carving with excellent face, eyes are inlaid with black horn, netsuke of characteristic 18th century triangular section. Large differently sized deep himotoshi, beautiful patina turning honey color where netsuke was touching kimono. Height 3 inches. (7.8 cm)