A wood netsuke of a ningyo (mermaid) Late 18th century
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A wood netsuke of a ningyo (mermaid) Late 18th century
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A wood netsuke of a ningyo (mermaid)
Late 18th century
Seated, gazing down at her child who holds a fish with one hand as it sits on her lap, her long tail spread out beneath her body, the slightly-worn wood bearing a good colour, unsigned.
4.5cm (1¾in).

Footnotes

  • 木彫根付 親子人魚 無銘 18世紀後期

    Published: Rosemary Bandini, ibid., p.36, no.50.

    For a similar example, by Masakazu, see Joseph Kurstin and Maria L. Ortega, Masterworks of Netsuke and Other Miniature Japanese Arts. 1986, no.50.
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