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Netsuke of Human Figures - One Seated And One Kneeling Behind, by To-min, Japan, Late 18th/Early 19th Century

Inventory Number: 33485
Object Type:
Persons: To-min
Date Created: Late 18th/Early 19th Century
Place Created: Japan Asia
Accession Number: 1936-28/776
Brief Description: Wooden netsuke with unequal cord holes.


A blind Amma massaging a seated blind man. The patient is fully clad. The amma is digging his right elbow into the patient's right shoulder. The amma is naked to the waist, his head is bald and he has a cyst on the top of the head, on the left side in a line with his left eye. The patient is drawing up his mouth on the right side with pain.


Signed To-min.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Presented by A. E. Gunther. Hermann Gunther Collection of Medical Netsuke. Bought from Murakami 6/10/25.
Collection Group: Hermann Gunther Collection of Medical Netsuke
Material(s): Wood

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