DescriptionPROPERTY FROM A DALLAS PRIVATE COLLECTION
A JAPANESE WOOD NETSUKE
4-3/4 inches (12.1 cm) high
Elegantly carved, depicting a perfectly balanced Tekkai Sennin bent over and holding his staff
Tekkai Sennin was an exemplar Taoist student of Lao Tse whose soul left his body to visit his master in Heaven. He was gone for so long that his body was cremated because he was believed dead. Upon returning from Heaven, Tekkai Sennin was forced to inhabit the body of a recently deceased crippled vagabond. This example features a large himatoshi.
Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000.
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