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Ivory netsuke in the shape of a wood carver, working on a plank of wood. The man is in motion; he has already smoothed the board several times and the remnants can be seen on the board and on the ground. He wears a headband and is dressed in Japanese traditional clothes.
ivory (tooth component)
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),
1 3/16 x 1 7/16 x 14/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation