Netsuke Sculptures Collected

by Alex J. Feingold

I have loved netsuke, the beautifully carved tiny artworks of Japan, since I first saw the incredible collection of them in the British Museum. The first one below shows three mice in a barrel filled to the brim with apples. It is 2 and 1/8" high. Others shown include one ivory netsuke of an old man with a long walking stick and carrying a child, a wood netsuke of a family of frogs, and then two netsuke which may be carved from a nut, a family of turtles, and two squirrels sitting in a basket. I added more netsuke to my collection, one probably carved of a hardwood, shows two mice and a slug on a nut. Another carved of bone shows a rabbit sitting on a turtle. One of the rabbit's ears was broken. Life can be rough in the wild.

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To see more types of sculpture I have tried, follow the following links:

Kinetic Sound Sculptures of Alex Feingold,
Stone and Wood Sculptures of Alex Feingold,
Bronze Metal Sculptures of Alex Feingold,
Sculptures from Spring 2006,
Sculptures from Summer 2006,
Sculptures from Fall 2006,
Sculptures from Spring 2007,

Links back to:
Webpage of Alex Feingold,
Department of Mathematical Sciences,
Binghamton University.

This Webpage was last updated on 6/16/2009