A very fine and lively early ivory netsuke of a laughing Gama Sennin, 18th century
A very fine and lively early ivory netsuke of a laughing Gama Sennin. 18th century
The tall sennin stands in tattered and loosely belted robes which reveal his skinny chest and back; he holds a toad to his belly while making a gesture of surprise with the other hand; another small toad sits on his shoulder. The eye pupils of black wood or horn. Restored.
Height 10.7 cm
Purchased from Hanns Krenz (1888 - 1969), Berlin, October 1967