Project Description

Ivory Netsuke of an Oni Beating a Drum

His belly resting on the drum, he holds a rosary in one hand and a clapper over his shoulder with the other

Unsigned. Circa 1800

Height: 3.4 cm

Information:

A similar netsuke is illustrated in Schwarz’s Netsuke Subjects, p. 47, no. 77. I think there may be two in the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

MR976

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