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Neil Holton Japanese Art

Ono no Komachi

A fine ivory model of the poet Ono no Komachi, seated on a grave post contemplating her life.

Wearing a tattered robe, farmers straw cape and a straw hat tied to her back. The sotoba (gravepost) engraved with the character earth determining which way the post should be erected and that even the post has now come to the end of its life of usage. The ivory pale and creamy.

Signed: Garaku. First half of the 19th Century. Osaka.

Guide Price - SOLD

5.1cm Wide