© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Katalognummer: NE0419-045
A WOOD NETSUKE OF A MEDITATING DARUMA
Unsigned, wood netsuke
Japan, 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

Daruma is the first patriarch of Zen Buddhism, the son of an Indian king who went to China in the 6th century. He spent nine years gazing at a wall, known as Menpeki Kunen. Although he is a personification of Buddhist law, he is often parodied, not just in netsuke art. This work however shows him in a serious manner, meditating with his legs tightly crossed. The recesses in his face and especially the garment folds are strikingly colored in black, and the lightly stained wood has a very appealing patina. Himotoshi through the back.

HEIGHT 4.3 CM

Condition: Very good condition
Provenance: British private collection

Schätzpreis 估價:  € 600
Startpreis 起拍價:  € 300

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