A wood netsuke of a shishi with young. Late 18th/early 19th century
The parent recumbent, snarling and displaying two loose balls in its mouth, the cub seated on the mother's back facing in the opposite direction. Chipped, dents.
Height 3.4 cm; width 5 cm
Purchased from J. van Daalen, Utrecht, December 1970
Coll. no. 869 (printed)