Project Description

Wood shunga netsuke of a woman and child by Masatoshi 

At first glance an innocuous representation of a mother and child, until one realises that the former is sitting on a long-nosed konoha tengu mask, with a daruma-ningyo beside her

Signed: Masatoshi.

Height: 3.1 cm


Teddy Hahn, Darmstadt


Compare with a simpler variant in the Sagemonoya catalogue, Shunga Netsuke, no. 33


‘Netsuke & Sagemono’, Netsuke Convention, Cologne 2017, no. 206, illustrated p. 124 in the catalogue