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
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