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Magnificent 1860s period Japanese Iki Ningyo Wrestler

( ID: j555 )

Called "iki ningyo" or living doll, these were carved by hand and covered in a layer of crushed oyster and egg shell and then the fine details would be added. This example features an extraordinary lifelike face and body that is inset with real hair. Really a wonderful piece and a true work of art. 15.5" tall; base 7"x9"

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