Philip Mykhailov

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Ivory Ojime of a mantis on plant. High Quality meiji period ivory Ojime of a mantis on plants.

This ivory netsuke was made in Japan. It is in the form of a rabbit-like creature grinding with a mortar and pestle. This imagery almost certainly refers to the ‘Hare in the Moon’, a messenger of the moon deity. The creature mixes the elixir of immortality with his mortar and pestle.

Carol for you- I'd buy this for you if I had the money - Rabbit Netsuke; virtual gift from Carol Wright.

Japanese Netsuke | An ivory netsuke. 0th century,… - Asian and Applied Arts - Webb's ...

An ivory netsuke. A well carved and compact study of a luna hare with curled body and ears laid back. All details and hairwork lightly worn. A good piece by this prolific artist.