Sold. Russia, private collection.
Materials: Walrus tooth, mother-of-pearl & jet inlay.
Dimensions: 61×21×16.5 mm.
Weight: 21.3 g.
When I lived in the North, there were yatsumeunagi in our small but fast and cold river. They are strange and unusual beings. I got a lot of pleasure creating this netsuke.
The yatsumeunagi´s head is carved of walrus tooth. I´ve tried to save natural shape of the tusk and to inscribe the yatsumeunagi´s head in it. The eyes are of mother-of-pearl and of jet.