Ivory netsuke – Shishi on a ball


Ivory netsuke representing a small shishi on a ball.

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Ivory netsuke representing a shishi on a ball.

The shishi is the lion, an unknown animal in Japan at this time, considered as in Europe as the king of the animals. It is often representing with a female, and they are together the symbol of the yin and yang.


19th century

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75006 Paris – France
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