Wooden Netsuke, Sleeping Lady Watched by Demons, Original Japanese antique

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Original Japanese antique.

Wooden netsuke of a sleeping lady watched by two demons. 

Date: 19th century
Dimensions: (H) 4.1 x (W) 3.9 x (D) 3 cm
Condition: Well-worn with external areas showing aged wood patina. Residue in harder to reach areas. Small crack top of the screen.


This netsuke is made entirely out of wood and depicts a sleeping lady being watched by two oni (demons). Her long hair is loose and her eyebrows are carved high above on her forehead, suggesting her noble background. The screen behind her shows a landscape with a moon in the top right corner. One of the demons is peaking from the right-hand side, while the second one is standing on top of a drum and leaning over the top of the screen. Both demons have fierce grins that show their wild and mischievous nature.

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Dimensions (H) 4.1 x (W) 3.9 x (D) 3 cm
Product Date 19th century