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Netsuke of Human Figures - Man Being Massaged, by Mi-wa, Japan, Late 18th/Early 19th Century

Inventory Number: 52328
Object Type:
Persons: Mi-wa
Date Created: Late 18th/Early 19th Century
Place Created: Japan Asia
Accession Number: 1936-28/1828
Brief Description: Wooden netsuke with unequal cord holes.

Man being massaged. The Masseur is blind and fully clothed. A small ivory circular disc is let into his garment at the back. The patient wears a hat and his shoulders are under treatment.

Signed and with Kakehan Mi-wa.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Presented by A. E. Gunther. Hermann Gunther Collection of Medical Netsuke. Glendining's 17/6/26 Lot 836. Ex Gaskell Collection No. 331.
Collection Group: Hermann Gunther Collection of Medical Netsuke
Material(s): Wood