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Netsuke of Human Figures - Woman Drying Herself, Japan

Inventory Number: 41613
Object Type:
Place Created: Japan Asia
Subject Classification(s): Lewis Evans Collection By Collection  
Accession Number: 1936-28/657
Brief Description: Wooden netsuke with unequal cord holes.

A naked lady drying herself with a towel. The legs and feet are very small. It represents a Chinese Lady hence the smallness of the feet and legs. See also Brockhaus P. 96. There is almost an exact representation (fig. 121). It is labelled To-bori, China Netsuke, aus dem Soken-Kisho.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Presented by A. E. Gunther. Hermann Gunther Collection of Medical Netsuke. Glendining's 13/12/23. Lot 886. Ex Colonel H. Streatfield Collection No. 162.
Collection Group: Hermann Gunther Collection of Medical Netsuke
Material(s): Wood

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