Japan, probably Tanba, first half of 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)
The God of Thunder leaning forward with a clawed hand and foot grasping a geta in front, holding a second geta in his other hand, the pupils inlaid in dark horn and the fangs in bone, the muscles and hair finely detailed, the underside with a central himotoshi, the interior with an eyelet for cord attachment.
HEIGHT 2.6 cm
Condition: Good condition with minor surface wear, a plugged knot in the wood to one shoulder, the himotoshi plug is a later replacement.
Provenance: French private collection.
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