Published: Östasiatiska Museet (1999) Netsuke, p. 24.
Exhibited: Östasiatiska Museet, Sweden, Stockholm, 16 October 1999 – 9 January 2000.
A dynamic and large wood netsuke of Gama Sennin, one foot raised, and one hand holding a long gnarly cane, the other supporting his chin. Gama’s expression is joyful, his mouth and eyes are opened wide. His trusty toad sits on his shoulder. The Sennin’s artemisia leaf cloak is finely carved, the folds accentuated, the sleeve forming a ‘natural’ himotoshi – the other in the back below his obi.
HEIGHT 9 cm
Condition: Remarkably, in excellent, complete condition with age-appropriate wear.
Provenance: Ex collection Mrs. Gunvor Bjorkman.