The boar (inoshishi) is a symbol of daredevilry and the bravest of all animals as well as one of the signs of the Japanese zodiac. This boar has its head raised upwards and its front legs tucked up, creating the appearance of the boar being about to jump. Dense fur pattern, the animal’s muscles are accentuated, its wild expression captured well. Himotoshi on the belly.
LENGTH 3.4 CM
Condition: One hoof is chipped, otherwise good condition
Provenance: Private collection of London-based gentleman