© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Catalog Number: AK613-277
MASAKAZU: THE POETESS ONO NO KOMACHI
Netsuke, ivory
Japan
19th century
HEIGHT 3,6 CM, WIDTH 4,7 CM
Netsuke - Sagemono

An excellent and elaborate ivory netsuke of a most popular Japanese motive - the Komachi. She is forming part of the Rokkasen (the “Six major poets of the 9th century). The present Netsuke shows a superbly crafted depiction of Sotoba Komachi seated on a tomb (symbol of mortality). Masakazu masterly carved the details showing Komachi as an old and poor woman with bare feet, worn gowns and a hat. She is leaning on a stick and seated on a tomb. Himotoshi to tomb, signed Masa-kazu beneath.

Expertise:
Wolfmar Zacken

From the collection of Marcel Lorber