Boys’ Day Ningyo of Yoshitsune and Attendant, 18th Century
Seated and wearing military regalia, the general with a stern expression, in a pose of concentration TOGETHER WITH a young bald headed attendant carrying a Genji white banner
tallest height 16.9" — 43 cm.
Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159-1189) was general of the Minamoto clan during the 12th century, covering the late Heian and early Kamakura period. Although Yoshitsune died a young man, he is revered as one of the greatest and most popular warriors of the time and is often depicted in both traditional and popular arts.
Lots 39-41: Japanese Warrior Dolls from a Private Toronto Collection
Department: Asian Art