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Japanese figure of an Ainu - signed Kin - i

Japanese figure of an Ainu - signed Kin - i

Folk - Mingei

19th Century Japanese Wood Carving 27" high

Two seals: Kini means "God is Gracious." "Kin" means "Gold". Kini is often given as a girl's name. He seems to be carrying an offering. Make of it what you will. We think the seals are a tile and not an artist signature.

Very rare human portrait from a single section of a tree trunk.  This was sold, but misidentified as Namban (Foreigner) & sold at Sotheby’s in 1983, from "The Daniel Brooks Collection of Namban and Nagasaki Works of Art," Dan Brooks was the owner of  a Japanese and Ethnic gallery on Madison Ave in 1960 to the late 1980s. He was also the author og "Love Birds" cataloging a unique scroll of bird paintings probably depicting the

Price: $1,500.00

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