Skull and frog ojime - Unsigned

circa 1870

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Skull ojime

An ivory ojime carved as a skull with a toad squatting on the frontal bone and staring out in the same direction as the empty eye sockets.

The skull is a symbol of impermanence and so too the toad , whose magic power enables it to live in the worlds of both the living and the dead.

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Skull ojime
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Underside

Height: 1.7cm

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