A JAPANESE WOOD CARVING OF A MONKEY, OKIMONO MEIJI PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY The primate with inlaid eyes and depicted standing wearing long robes and a Shinto hat with circular medallions inlaid in horn, holding a kagura suzu rattle for the kagura Shinto dance, the base signed Sansho with kakihan, raised on an associated rectangular base, 21.2cm. (2) Cf. F Meinertzhagen, The Meinertzhagen Card Index on Netsuke in the Archives of the British Museum, Part B, p.697, for a comparable okimono of a monkey dressed as a Shinto priest by Sansho.

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