Japanese Matsu Wood
Holding Trophy Arrow
Signature: Shozan, Circa: 20th century
2.5 in.(6.5cm), W 1 in.(2.5cm), D 0.6 in.(1.5cm)
Condition: coral eyes, overall excellent!
of tea stained Japanese pine, this Mongol Archer on horse netsuke is a cherished
motif, here he is shown smilingly holding a large arrow near his chest, with legs
drawn up on a small Mongolian horse, the
posture of the archer is dramatic, yet tactile in its over all design. it exhibits
character detail and workmanship. Additional details including
the depiction of Mongolian features with deep eye sockets and silt lids, quilted
cape, thick boots, with
bow and arrows on his back, and
coral inlays for the eyes of the horse, which further enhancing the
strong graphic quality in this little netsuke.
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