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A PATINATED BRONZE MODEL OF A REARING HORSE AND MONKEYS
A PATINATED BRONZE MODEL OF A REARING HORSE AND MONKEYS

MEIJI-TAISHO PERIOD (EARLY 20TH CENTURY), SEALED GURAKUAN AND YOSHITOYO (FUJII YOSHITOYO)

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A PATINATED BRONZE MODEL OF A REARING HORSE AND MONKEYS
MEIJI-TAISHO PERIOD (EARLY 20TH CENTURY), SEALED GURAKUAN AND YOSHITOYO (FUJII YOSHITOYO)
Naturalistically cast and patinated as a rearing horse, the body of the horse finished in gilt silver and covered with a long knotted cloth elaborately decorated in gilt with crests and stylized butterflies, two monkeys pulling the horse's harness, seals on base
15 ¾ in. (40 cm.) high

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Takaaki Murakami
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In Chinese mythology, the depiction of a monkey and horse conveys the message "may you immediately be conferred the rank of marquis" or "may you immediately be appointed to a high-ranking position." This motif would have been used to confer good wishes to those hoping to advance quickly into officialdom.
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