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menuki tiger and leopard



Menukis of tiger and leopard without signature.

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333,33 €

Menukis in yamagane of leopard and tiger without signature .

Technic : Chisel round effect (maru bori ) and low relief carving (usuniku bori ) .Gold gilding .

Representation  : The tiger is not indigenous to Japan, it was imported by China through Buddhism .It would have powers on the wind, because of these roars, it  would be the incarnation  of the thunder. It is the lord of all animals that have four legs and he wears on his forehead "王" which means king.

It was quickly adopted by the warrior castes because of his symbolism of strength, courage and nobility. Possession of an amulet or tiger symbol is said to bring strength, to ward off bad luck and to discourage demons.

The leopard represented in these menukis is actually a "tiger" female, because the leopard only exists in Korea and China, he was confused with the "female tiger". It would be a symbol of fertility and loyalty.

This menukis will be sold with a magnolia box .

width2,7 cm
weight10,99 g
length2,7 cm
materialsyamagane and gold
eraedo period 1603-1867

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