Netsuke - Bone - Rat lying on Daikoku's bag - Japan - 19th century

Description
Netsuke - Bone - Rat lying on Daikoku's bag - Japan - 19th century
Very good condition, see description - 3.7×3×2 cm

Rat lying on Daikoku's pocket.

Daikoku and the rat both stand for prosperity. Daikoku is one of the seven gods of prosperity and he is the god of wealth.
He often carries a rice bale with him and the rat is his companion.

Where there are many rats there is a lot of grain: that means prosperity for the people.

Lot details
Object
Netsuke
Material
Bone
Period
19th century
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Theme/ depiction
Rat lying on Daikoku's bag
Condition
Very good condition, see description
Dimensions
3.7×3×2 cm
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