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A polychrome and carved wood figure of Karasu Tengu, Japan, Edo period, 16th-17th century | Figure de Karasu Tengu en bois polychrome et sculpté, Japon, époque Edo, XVIe-XVIIe siècle

A polychrome and carved wood figure of Karasu Tengu, Japan, Edo period, 16th-17th century | Figure de Karasu Tengu en bois polychrome et sculpté, Japon, époque Edo, XVIe-XVIIe siècle

A polychrome and carved wood figure of Karasu Tengu, Japan, Edo period, 16th-17th century | Figure de Karasu Tengu en bois polychrome et sculpté, Japon, époque Edo, XVIe-XVIIe siècle

A polychrome and carved wood figure of Karasu Tengu

Japan, Edo period, 16th-17th century


H. 48.7 cm, 19⅛ in.

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Figure de Karasu Tengu en bois polychrome et sculpté

Japon, époque Edo, XVIe-XVIIe siècle


H. 48.7 cm, 19⅛ in.

The right wing of the figure and the accessory of the right hand are missing. Overall wear and losses to the lacquer. There are few chips to the edges and to the raised parts. All are consistent with age. The right arm of the figure was probably made in two parts, the joint is visible.


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Formerly in the collection of Geoffrey Van Collection, acquired before 1940.