Ivory netsuke - Mermaid

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Ivory netsuke with a brown patina, representing a mermaid lying on her side, the head in her hand.

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Description

Ivory netsuke with a brown patina, representing a mermaid lying on her side, the head in her hand.

In Japan the name given to mermaids is "nin-gyo" : they have human head and arms but a fish body. They are very similar to our mermaids and very often used as netsuke subjet.

Period

Middle of Edo

Length

4,5 cm

Galerie Espace 4

9 rue Mazarine
75006 Paris – France
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