Project Description

Early Wood Netsuke of an Ox and Herdboy

The naked ox herd balances with a bundle of brushwood on the back of the ox, which strains its head towards the ground. The beast’s eyes are inlaid in bone
Weak added signature Tomotada. Circa 1800

Height: 5.1 cm

Illustrated in the Journal of the International Netsuke Collectors’ Society, 2/2, pp. 24-25, fig. 25

Item Location: USA