Project Description

Dark Wood Netsuke of Raiden

The muscular ogre with a face reminiscent of an ancient gigaku mask, its eye pupils of inlaid horn. The grain of the wood is particularly appreciable on the skin of the drum

This is no doubt a copy of the extraordinary ivory netsuke in the Brockhaus collection, illustrated on plate 39, between pp. 316 and 317

Unsigned. Probably 20th century