Kyoto, 18th century

monkey and young

height 1 1/8 in., 3 cm

An ebony (or black persimmon) study of monkey grooming her young, both with eyes inlaid with dark stone. Signed within a rectangular reserve on the underside of the mother's right hip, Okatomo.

For a similar wood (possibly ebony or black persimmon) study of a monkey holding a peach by Okatomo, see Harris, Netsuke: The Hull Grundy Collection in the British Museum, no. 237, p. 60.

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