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<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>
<p>Cream clay. Hand formed, hollow. Square seal “Rakurakuen-sei” (product of Rakurakuen) impressed on inside of hem edge at back of figure. Yellow ash glaze. Repairs to sword, hair, hem, and sleeves; demon’s horns missing.</p>