© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Katalognummer: AK0220-207
A WOOD NETSUKE OF A LADY WITH BOOK AND UMBRELLA
Japan, 1st half of 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

The courtly robe, noble features and book indicate that this netsuke possibly depicts the waka poet Ono no Komachi, who lived in the 9th century and is the best-known among the Rokkasen, the six greatest waka poets of the early Heian period, who was a figure surrounded by legends. Powerful patina, himotoshi on the reverse.

HEIGHT 6.1 cm

Condition: Excellent condition with good patina.
Provenance: British private collection.

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