© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Katalognummer: OSJAP0719-007
A WOOD NETSUKE OF A SEVERED NIO HEAD
Unsigned, wood netsuke
Japan, 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

A wood netsuke in the form of a severed head of a Nio. The guardian king’s head is carved expressively, with glaring eyes, opened mouth and splendidly carved hair tied into a top knot. The underside with the fleshy structure, revealing that this is in fact a ‘real’ Nio and not a sculpture, and angled himotoshi. Severed heads from battle were a popular theme in Japanese art, however the motif of a severed Nio head is quite rare.

HEIGHT 3.9 CM

Condition: Excellent condition
Provenance: European private collection

Verkaufspreis:  sold/ verkauft

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