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Ivory netsuke of a recumbent shishi
Anonymous Artist 

Lying curled on its side, its left paws touching, this is a spirited little beast with bushy main and tail, its rib cage well defined.

Osaka, before 1800
Length: 3.7 cm

Although the artist has not been identified, his work is known from a distinct group of five shishi netsuke, discussed in the 2006 Sydney L. Moss catalogue More Things in Heaven and Earth, no. 25, p.66-7.

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