Japanese Antler Netsuke
Dancing with Bell Rattle
not translated, Circa early 20th Century
H 1.75 in.(4.5cm), W 1.4 in.(3.6cm), D 0.75 in.(2cm)
Condition: Very Good!
spirited 20th Century antler katabori netsuke in a compact and lively composition,
depicting a court Sambaso Dancer in an animated performance stance, as his head
is thrust forward, he strikes the bell rattle onto his right thigh, while his
left foot is raised to the beats dancing to the rhythm. The dancer has an individualized
facial features, layered over billowing pants completed with ceremonial headgear.
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