The large, highly naturalistic and expressive statue shows the ovibos moschatus in its typical defense position, with its characteristic curved and ribbed horns and its thick, bushy fur. Impressed seal mark “Dai Nihon Genryusai Seiya” to base. Note the fine execution of the cloven hoofs.
LENGTH 51 cm from tail to horns
WEIGHT 8.6 kilograms
Condition: Excellent condition with some wear and very minor traces of use. The patina has grown into a deep bronze, almost black color with an unctuous finish.
Provenance: British collection.