Tekkai Sennin (19075)

19th century boxwood Japanese netsuke in the form of Tekkai Sennin. Tekkai Sennin was an immortal who went to heaven and left his body in the care of a servant. The servant left the body to care for his mother, and a wolf ate it. When Tekkai returned, there was no body to be had except that of an old beggar who carried an iron staff. He is a popular subject in Japanese art and easy to recognize because of the staff. The patina on this netsuke is beautiful and the carving is well done.

 

$1,400.00

Additional information

Age

19th Century, Edo Period (1600-1868), Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Condition

Excellent

Picture Size

3-3/4" x 1-1/8" x 7/8"

Media

Boxwood

Origin

SKU 19075 Category

1 in stock

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