Asian Auction, Session 1

December 03, 2012

LOT 40
Boys’ Day Ningyo of Yoshitsune and Attendant, 18th Century
  • Boys’ Day Ningyo of Yoshitsune and Attendant, 18th Century
  • Boys’ Day Ningyo of Yoshitsune and Attendant, 18th Century
  • Boys’ Day Ningyo of Yoshitsune and Attendant, 18th Century

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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.

Estimate $800-$1,200

Realised: $288
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

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.

Provenance:

Lots 39-41: Japanese Warrior Dolls from a Private Toronto Collection

Additional Info:

Department: Asian Art