Japan, 18th century - inv. 5686

not signed, Japan

Tartar
18th century
  
10 x 3,7 x 3,7 cm
2005 bequest Maria Taglietti Lanfranchi
Inv. 5686



Netsuke depicting a standing man, dressed in a long robe whose wide sleeves hide his hands that are clasped to his chest, he has a long goatee and wears on his head a large hat with a wide brim. The hole of the larger himotoshi is located on the back of the figure, at the height of the shoulders; the smaller one is at the same height as the other, but on the left side of the figure.
While we can not identify with certainty the foreigner shown here, the character reveals several features typical of the iconography of the "tartar".
G.R.