Project Description

Large Ivory Netsuke of an Ox and Bokudo Attributed to Garaku

The boy wears nothing but a jacket, his tiny genitals showing beneath, and pulls on the halter of the immovable ox which licks its muzzle. The animal’s eyes have inlaid pupils in dark material

Signed: Tomotada. Kyoto, circa 1780

6.3 cm across

Information:

This is the mirror image of a marginally smaller (6.1 cm) signed Garaku from the Willi Bosshard collection, illustrated in S.L. Moss, ‘Such Stuff As Dreams are Made on’, 208, no. 19

MR3556

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