20 - 21 May 2008
An ivory netsuke
Depicting Komei the famous Chinese sage and later General who was visited by Emperor Gentoku who waited for six hours for Komei to finish his reading
5.3 cm. high
Ex Collection Joly.
Ex Collection Meinertzhagen.
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Illustrated in Henri L. Joly, Legend in Japanese Art, London, p. 253; and in V.-F. Weber, Hoji Hoten, Dictionnaire à l'usage des Amateurs et Collectionneurs d'Objets d'Art Japonais et Chinois, Paris, 1923, p. XXX4-2.
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