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Taro Okamoto ceramic sculpture

Taro Okamoto ceramic sculpture


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Sculpture: Pre 1980: Item # 1353792

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Japanese ceramic sculpture by Taro Okamoto 1911 - 1996 (For additional information please see short biography posted below). He is most famous for his monumental sculpture “Tower of the Sun” created for the 1970 Japan World Exhibition in Osaka. The sculpture has three faces, representing past present and now. This ceramic sculpture of a stylized circular face is a miniature version of the face representing the past. The design evokes the aesthetic form reminiscent of the face of an Akua’ba figure from the Asante in Ghana. This sculpture to be hung on the wall, made of molded ceramic with symmetrical design covered in a crackled bronze matte glaze with an impressed “Taro” signature under the chin, was made at the Shigaraki kilns. Fitted wood storage box. Excellent condition. 2-3/8” deep x 12-1/4” in diameter. Circa 1970.