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Katabori Netsuke

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Japan Anonymous, Japanese
Katabori Netsuke, 19th c.
Wood
1 11/16 in. x 1 11/16 in. x 1/2 in. (4.23 cm x 4.23 cm x 1.27 cm)


Object Type: Decorative Arts
Technique: Woodworking
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Edward Nagel
Accession Number: 71.1.411


Commentary
This netsuke does not hang properly and was most likely intended for export.

Marks
No marks.

Medium
Carved wood.

Object Description
Robed Chinese sage with beard and pulled back hair, black cord. A figure such as this Chinese sage would symbolically provide the viewer with wisdom.

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