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Netsuke of Human Figures - Blind Massuer Massaging Patient, by Min-ko, Japan, Late 18th/Early 19th Century

Inventory Number: 34083
Object Type:
Persons: Min-ko
Date Created: Late 18th/Early 19th Century
Place Created: Japan Asia
Accession Number: 1936-28/684
Brief Description: Wooden netsuke with unequal cord holes in different planes. The lower cord hole is pear-shaped.

A Blind Amma massaging the left arm of a patient whose mouth is screwed up with pain. The blind man has a cyst above the left eye.

This netsuke is very smooth and polished in the exposed parts and very rough and unfinished in the unexposed parts.

Signed and with Kakehan of Tsu-han Min-ko.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Presented by A. E. Gunther. Hermann Gunther Collection of Medical Netsuke. Bought from F. Meinertzhagen 15/4/24.
Collection Group: Hermann Gunther Collection of Medical Netsuke
Material(s): Wood