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Neil Holton Japanese Art

Ox Attb Okatomo

An ivory study of an Ox. The large bovine lies with its limbs drawn underneath the body.

The head slightly raised off the ground, supported by an immensely muscled neck and shoulders. The backbone, rib cage and hips are finely carved. The underside is as equally defined as any other aspect. The hair work is finely carved and the eyes are inlaid in a red horn.

The deeply excavated himotoshi are asymmetric which is typical for this Kyoto studio.

Signed: Tomotada, but confidently attributed to Okatomo. Kyoto. Last quarter of the 18th Century.

Guide Price - SOLD

6.9cm Wide