Senkyô. Ivory. Mid-19th century

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Senkyô. Ivory. Mid-19th century

Three men, clothed only in fundoshi, standing behind each other on an oval base. Finely carved and with some darkly accented details. Signed Shounsai Joryu.
Height 4 cm

The depicted men are a rare representation of Senkyô, a symbiotic motif, similar to that of the ashinaga-tenaga, in which the members of the tribe were able to carry each other thanks to long rods running through their bodies. Signed Shounsai Joryu.

Provenance

Estate of Albert Brockhaus (1855-1921), acquired at Yamanaka, Osaka, 31.8.1909

Literature

Cf. the signature and dates (around 1840-60) in: MCI, p. 260

Lot 438 Dα

Estimate:
300 € - 350 €

Result:
1.250 €