Project Description

Wood netsuke of Tengu no Tamago

The typically adult looking tengu nestling comfortably in its shell, the yamabushi’s tokin (pillbox hat) inlaid in a darker wood on its head, a claw resting on the edge of a shell, another bursting through the side, as does a wing tip, with leaves under the shell

Signed: Shumin. Edo, circa 1860

4cm across