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Mingei Otakapoppo Hawk Amulet

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1900: Item # 1213209

Please refer to our stock # 287 when inquiring.

Meiji period, mid-late 19th century

approx. 11.7cm in height, 3.8cm in width (4.60in, 1.49in)

A scarce early Japanese Mingei hawk sculpture of simple wood carving known as 'Sasano-Ittobori', so-called 'Otakapoppo' ("Hawk toy").
Belonging to the lucky-symbols ('Engi-mono') - that was actually sold from temple or shrine in Sasano in Yamagata province as its original provenance.
Fine antique condition with damaged wings as usual for this type.