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Neil Holton Japanese Art

Farting Shishi

An Ivory model of a Shishi.

The Buddhist Lion crouching forward with his rear in the air. Roaring, he looks to his rear end over his back. I suspect he’s devoured something, perhaps a demon or some other similar nasty causing him gas!

A humorous Netsuke from the Shoraku studio of Osaka. Last years of the 18th Century, perhaps early 19th Century. 5.1cm Wide.


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