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Netsuke of Human Figures - Skeleton with Grave Post, Japan

Inventory Number: 50972
Object Type:
Place Created: Japan Asia
Subject Classification(s): Lewis Evans Collection By Collection  
Accession Number: 1936-28/2073
Brief Description: Wooden netsuke with no special cord holes.


A Skeleton standing erect and holding a grave post with his two hands. The grave post is as tall as the skeleton. A short grave post rests against his left knee. Both grave posts are inscribed.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Presented by A. E. Gunther. Hermann Gunther Collection of Medical Netsuke. Bought from W. Williams, 189, Railway Approach, Shepherds Bush 24/1/30. Ex Mrs Warwick Collection (Sotheby's 12/12/29 Lot 103). Ex James Gurney Collection.
Collection Group: Hermann Gunther Collection of Medical Netsuke
Material(s): Wood

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