Antler netsuke – Kwanyu


An antler netsuke representing Kwanyu, chinese god of war.

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An antler netsuke representing Kwanyu, a famous chinese general from the 2nd century. He has been deified in 1594 as a war god under the name of Kwanti.

Very popular in japanese art, he is usually depicted as a tall chinese warrior with a determined expression on his face and a very long beard.

18th-19th century.

Height : 10,5 cm.

Galerie Espace 4

9 rue Mazarine
75006 Paris – France
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