netsuke

unsigned wood netsuke

18th century

repentant oni and gong

height 2 3/4 in., 7.1 cm

he stands clad in the robes and geta of a temple attendant with an umbrella strapped to his back, his downturned mouth is open for chanting as he keeps time with his hammer and gong; the eyes inlaid in dark horn, unsigned

Published:
Expressions of Style: Netsuke as Art, Scholten Japanese Art, New York, August 2001, no. 62

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