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 Field Collector: Unknown When Collected: By 22 May 1931 Other Owners: Hermann Gunther / Albert Everard Gunther; purchased from Glendining’s Auction Rooms on 22 May 1931, lot 366; ex Meinertzhagen collection and ex Yamanaka stock PRM Source: Hermann Gunther / Albert Everard Gunther Acquired: Loaned 1944, 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 / ?.

Research notes: Images of this object were taken by Donald Campbell on 24 June 2016 for the purposes of creating a 3D digital scan. [HR 27/6/2016]