Project Description

Ivory netsuke of a wolf with monkey by Mitsuharu (Kyoto, active circa 1780) 

The emaciated wolf pins down the monkey with its left front paw. The eyes of the canine are inlaid in dark reddish horn

Unsigned.  Kyoto, Circa 1790

Height: 4.4 cm


Serendipitously I had a remarkably similar wolf, without the monkey, earlier in the year