The Motherhood Netsuke

The Motherhood Netsuke
The Motherhood Netsuke
The Motherhood Netsuke
The Motherhood Netsuke
The Motherhood Netsuke

Properties:

2013

Type: Netsuke

Sold. Japan, private collection.

Materials: Mammoth tusk. Jet inlay.

Dimensions: 33×33×20 mm.

Weight: 13.5 g.

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The theme for this netsuke was suggested to me by Her Imperial Highness Princess Hisako Takamado.

It portrays a wolf holding her cub in her teeth. Her front paw is placed on a deer´s skull, which symbolizes wealth.

The netsuke is carved from mammoth tusk and stained with yashabushi ink. The eyes are inlayed with mother-of-pearl and the pupils are made of jet stone.

I later carved another netsuke under a corresponding theme called Motherhood 2.