Flying tennin netsuke - Homin

Tokyo, circa 1880

Flying tennin netsuke
Homin flying tennin netsuke

An ivory netsuke of a flying tennin, the heavenly creature smiling serenely and holding a stemmed lotus bud. Her robes flow out behind her and her scarf billows in the breeze. Her hair, enhanced with black sumi-e is secured in a high chignon with a diadem and her lips are stained red.

Homin netsuke
Side detail
Homin flying tennin netsuke
Underside with signature
Homin flying tennin
Reverse detail
Flying tennin
Holding a stemmed lotus bud

Signed: Hōmin with kao stained red.

Length: 4.3cm

Signature Homin
Signature Homin