Netsuke in the form of a fly, V&A Museum, London.
Netsuke in the form of a skull, V&A Museum,
Inro depicting sillouettes, V&A Museum, London
Original link: http://www.vandaimages.com/results.asp?cat1=Inro+and+Netsuke&X8=7-19
What are Netsuke?: http://www.vam.ac.uk/images/image/29503-popup.html
What are Inro?: http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/asia/asia_features/japan/japanese_art_design/japanese_craft/inro/index.html
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Tagged as carving, functional, holder, inro, Japan, Japanese, lacquer, lacquer work, London, netsuke, toggle, V&A, Victoria and Albert Museum, wood
Actually, that fly is a cicada. ^_^ Beautiful insects and very indicative of summer in Japan as well as here in Louisiana. I would so love a netsuke like that and the skull both!
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