AB 220


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AB 220

This carved ivory netsuke represents a samurai riding a horse and accompanied by three other figures. The samurai carries a sword and a purse with green buttons. The horse, covered in a delicately patterned cloth featuring two Japanese characters (on the right side "sho," meaning "small," and on the left the character is obscured by the sickle) is led on a rope by another man, who walks barefoot on the horse's right side and is smoking a pipe. On the other side of the horse stand a child and a farmer holding a sickle over his right shoulder and bells in his left hand. The figures stand on a circular base.

Loaned by Miss Ida Hartshorn, 1921.
AB 220 Netsuke (side 1)