Netsuke (1) - Marfil de elefante - Standing Kwan-yu - Japón - Periodo Edo (1600-1868)

Netsuke (1) - Marfil de elefante - Standing Kwan-yu - Japón - Periodo Edo (1600-1868)
Buen estado, ver descripción - 7.5×2.5×1.6 cm


Kwan-yu is the famous general of the second century that was deified as the God of war in 1594.

He is represented here standing, stroking his long beard with his left hand and holding his traditional attribute ,the Chinese halberd in his right hand.

Kwan-yu was from a poor background and started by making a living selling beans in the province of Shan-si, and spending all his free time learning about military science.

It is said that with Gen-toku and Chô-hi they performed a sort of brotherhood oath in the peach garden of Chô-hi.

He used his military knowledge to help Gen-toku become the Emperor of one of the three Chinese kingdoms.

He was killed in 219 by the famous Chinese general Son-ken. He is considered in China as the protector of the literary scholars and as one of the gods of literature.


18th century






Overall very good condition. Some age wear signs with a few small checks

Pre-convention ivory specimen.

Complies with CE Regulation 338-97 of 09 December 1996.

Specimen prior to June 1, 1947. Submitted according to the decree of May 4, 2017 to a prior declaration provided for in Article L. 412-1 code environment.

A physical expertise of the piece will be realized by an independent expert confirming that the piece was realized before 1947 and is well of the announced period.

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Detalles del lote
N.º total de artículos
Marfil de elefante
Periodo Edo (1600-1868)
Región / País de origen
Título de la obra de arte
Standing Kwan-yu
Buen estado, ver descripción
7.5×2.5×1.6 cm
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