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Netsuke of Human Figures - Blind Musician, by Ryu-kei, Japan, 19th Century

Inventory Number: 47924
Object Type:
Persons: Ryu-kei
Date Created: 19th Century
Place Created: Japan Asia
Accession Number: 1936-28/327
Brief Description: Wooden netsuke with unequal cord holes, the smaller one ringed with ?bone or horn.


A blind musician resting kneeling with this Biwa tied to his back. There is a scroll ornamentation on the Biwa.


Signed Ryu-kei.
Provenance: Presented by A. E. Gunther. Hermann Gunther Collection of Medical Netsuke. Glendining's 24/10/21 Lot 109. Ex J. Thacher-Clarke Collection.
Collection Group: Hermann Gunther Collection of Medical Netsuke
Material(s): Wood
?bone or horn.

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