A boxwood netsuke of Daruma By Matsuda Sukenaga, Takayama, 19th century
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A boxwood netsuke of Daruma By Matsuda Sukenaga, Takayama, 19th century
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A boxwood netsuke of Daruma By Matsuda Sukenaga, Takayama, 19th century
Lot Details
A boxwood netsuke of Daruma
By Matsuda Sukenaga, Takayama, 19th century
Of simplified form, the Zen patriarch leaning back and yawning during his nine-year meditation, his enveloping robe partly stippled and carved in relief with three tama on reeds, signed Sukenaga.
4.2cm (1 5/8in).

Footnotes

  • 木彫根付 達磨 銘「亮長」 19世紀

    There are several versions of this subject by Sukenaga and the present example is probably that illustrated with a drawing in the Meinertzhagen Card Index, p.825.
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