Jurojin, Japanese for “long-lived, old man”, is the god of longevity and scholarly success. This work shows him laughing, with the characteristic long beard and elongated head, and holding his mount, a deer, in front of him. The placement and small size of the himotoshi, on the underside, suggest this is a netsuke-okimono.
HEIGHT 5 CM
Condition: Worn patina, good condition
Provenance: Austrian private estate