Depicting a gaki (hunger ghost) sprawled out over a crumpled lotus leaf, the veiny structure of the leaf carved very well. The emaciated gaki has long limbs and one hand touches his head in an amusing gesture. Carved from a hollow branch of stag antler, stained to emulate ivory. Natural himotoshi.
LENGTH 6 cm
Condition: Excellent condition with natural flaws to the material. Beautiful patina.
Provenance: British collection.