A fine boxwood netsuke of an ashinaga and a tenaga. Early 19th century
Represented as curly-haired South Sea Islanders sitting close to each other, the ashinaga with a drum at his hip has drawn his legs up tightly towards his body, while the tenaga sits at his side and places his hands on the knees of his friend.
Height 3.6 cm
Purchased from Helmut Laudenbach, Berg, 7.4.1987
Coll. no. 465 (handwritten)