The Ox

Ox Netsuke
Ox Netsuke
Ox Netsuke
Ox Netsuke
Ox Netsuke



Type: Netsuke

Sold. Russia, private collection.

Materials: Mammoth tusk. Ox horn, honey horn and bekko inlay.

Dimensions: 55×31×32 mm.

Weight: 31.4 g.


The netsuke is carved to order. The subject and story were proposed by Customer. I tried to express force and calmness of this remarkable animal.

The netsuke is carved of mammoth petrified tusk. The eyes are inlaid with honey horn, while the pupils are made of bekko.

The horn is inlaid with a horn of Himalaya’s musk ox. I would like to make this inlay less by decorative reasons, than by intention to add a piece of real, amazingly steadfast and strong animal living at the hard conditions of the Himalayas.