London, South Kensington
28 November 1996
A large Japanese ivory carving of a standing priest
holding up a censer with protruding clouds of smoke before a coiled dragon to one side, holding a pearl in his left hand and resting one foot on the head of a crouching karashishi below him -- 15¾.in (40cm) high, signed Doryu on a green lacquer tablet.
See Colour Plate 1.
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