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    Sale 2028

    Japanese & Korean Art

    18 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 76

    An Ivory Model of a Hunter Killing an Eagle**

    MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY), SIGNED MASAAKI SAKU

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    An Ivory Model of a Hunter Killing an Eagle**
    Meiji period (late 19th century), signed Masaaki saku
    Carved as a hunter about to slay a large eagle, the bird with wings spread and clutching at the man's knee as they struggle, a snared rabbit by the hunter's discarded gun tries to escape during the commotion, the feathers intricately carved and the details stained dark; eagle's eyes inlaid in dark horn
    5¼in. (13.2cm.) wide


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