Tekkai Sennin is depicted holding his characteristic iron cane and holding a strand of hair in his other hand, looking upwards into the heavenly sky. His expression is crafted very vividly with inlaid pupils of black horn. His mouth is slightly opened with visible teeth and he is smiling gently. He is depicted barefoot and wearing a mugwort leaf cloak, with a double gourd attached to his obi. Tekkai Sennin is derived from the Chinese immortal Li Tieguai and is known to have blown out his soul in order to travel into the heaven and meet the philosopher Lao Zi to have a chat. Himotoshi through the back and cleverly hidden in the sleeve fold. Beautiful honey patina on the backside.
HEIGHT 9.2 CM
Condition: The walking stick with a break through the middle, minor age cracks
Provenance: British private collection