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Lot 303: DERKACHENKO: THE PATRIARCH DARUMA
19 November 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Netsuke, mammoth, gold
The well-known founder of Zen Buddhism Bodhidharma, in Japan called Daruma, according to legend was immersed 9 years in meditation sitting in front of a wall and as - Yuki Daruma - popularly caricatured in painting, carving, as toy and snowman. Here Derkachenko presents him compactly crafted with eloquent facial expression and his hossu (frond) in one hand. The bare, bulging belly is more fitting for the god of luck Hotei. Exactly formed himotoshi on the back, little signature beneath. Includes a lovely box.
HEIGHT 3,2 CM