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<p>Pendant metal disks, known as keman, are believed to have originated in floral wreaths brought as Buddhist votive offerings. In this example, the cord tied in a bow probably is based on that which originally bound garlands of real flowers. On either side of the cord are circular medallions supported upon lotus flowers. Sanskrit letters …</p>
<p>This netsuke, was carved from a single block of ivory, and depicts Gama Sennin, a Chinese immortal (hsien-jen), who carries a large frog on his shoulder. The netsuke is conceived in the round and carved on all surfaces. One foot, the figure’s left, is chipped; the other foot is raised in a lively manner, as …</p>