Ivory netsuke of Daruma in meditation with rat crawling over his head. [El.B 'DCF 2004-2006 What's Upstairs?' 4/5/2005]
Place details: ASIA. Japan. Cultural Group: Japanese Local Name: netsuke Materials: Animal Ivory Tooth / ?. Processes: Carved / Perforated / ?. Dimensions: Max L = 38 mm When Collected: By 22 May 1931 Acquired: Loaned 1944. Stolen 1965. Recovered and then donated 1980. Related Collections: The Medical Netsuke from the Hermann Gunther Netsuke Collection are in The Museum of the History of Science, Oxford University, Oxford.
KEYWORD: Toggle / Figure / Animal Figure / CLASS: Clothing / Ornament / Figure / Religion / ?.