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Auction 1044, Asian Art, 06.12.2014, 10:30, Cologne Lot 748

A rare yew wood netsuke of a ningyo being attacked by an octopus, by Sakô. 19th century

 A rare yew wood netsuke of a ningyo being attacked by an octopus, by Sakô. 19th century, Auction 1044 Asian Art, Lot 748

A rare yew wood netsuke of a ningyo being attacked by an octopus, by Sakô. 19th century

Swimming with flapping tail fins, the ningyo pushes back the head of an octopus, which has encircled the ningyo’s scaly body with his tentacles. Signed Sakô.

Length 5.9 cm

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