17 September 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 6,875
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
Pair of Carved and Polychromed Wood Guardian Dogs (Koma-inu)
Edo period (17th-18th century)
Expressively carved of cypress wood with curlicue manes and tails, the natural grain of the wood used to indicate the coils of fur, the mouths carved to articulate the mantra syllables ah and um; set on raised rectangular plinths also with traces of pigment
22½ (57.2cm.) high; 16½in. (41.8cm.) long
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