Sold. Japan, private collection.
Materials: Red deer's antler. Boxwood. Amber and bone inlay.
Dimensions: SQUID 4.5 x 5.0 x 2.9 cm.; FISH 4.7 x 1.4 x 1.5 cm.
Squid swims fast,
Shanny hides well...
Who will catch whom and eat?
Squid waits for the Shanny to abandon its cover to catch it. Shanny, in turn, intends to catch the squid, thus waiting for the right moment...
How strange - a passionate hunter is not aware that also may become a prey...!
Squid and grotto are carved from red deer's antler. Shanny is carved from boxwood.
Eyes are inlayed with Baltic amber. Shanny's teeth are carved from bone.
Khimatoshi lined up in such a way that fish is held inside the grotto with a cord.
Signature is at the bottom.
You can observe the carving process for this particular figurine.