Netsuke of recumbent lion 伏獅子象牙彫根付 銘 「白龍」 Place of Origin: Japan Artist: Hakuryu (Japanese) Date: approx. 1800-1868 Historical Period: Edo period (1615-1868) Object Name: Netsuke Materials: Ivory with dark detail staining and inlaid mother-of-pearl
Antique Ivory Netsuke of Songoku the Monkey King on his travels to India to retrive some Sutras on Budha's behalf (in his right hand? He is in a Budhist Robe and carries his Magical Staff. He is very wise and has great intelligence and cunning.