Ceramic Sculpture of a Japanese General on a Horse - For Sale
Ceramic Sculpture of a Japanese General on a Horse
A rare Japanese Fushimi Clay figure of a Japanese General triumphantly riding a horse during the Russo-Japanese War (1904-5). Fushimi Clay Dolls were painted dolls made of unglazed ceramic that were sold in front of the gate to Kyoto's Fushimi Inari Shrine, starting in the 16th Century at the end of the Momoyama period. They are also called Fukakusa Dolls or Inari Dolls. Painted in brilliant colors, this piece is a fascinating example of Japanese folk art sculpture. Height: 10 inches, 25.5 cm.