WONDERFUL JAPANESE CARVED WOOD OKIMONO OF NITTA NO SHIRO
WONDERFUL JAPANESE CARVED WOOD OKIMONO OF NITTA NO SHIRO
WONDERFUL JAPANESE CARVED WOOD OKIMONO OF NITTA NO SHIRO
WONDERFUL JAPANESE CARVED WOOD OKIMONO OF NITTA NO SHIRO
WONDERFUL JAPANESE CARVED WOOD OKIMONO OF NITTA NO SHIRO
WONDERFUL JAPANESE CARVED WOOD OKIMONO OF NITTA NO SHIRO
WONDERFUL JAPANESE CARVED WOOD OKIMONO OF NITTA NO SHIRO
WONDERFUL JAPANESE CARVED WOOD OKIMONO OF NITTA NO SHIRO
WONDERFUL JAPANESE CARVED WOOD OKIMONO OF NITTA NO SHIRO
WONDERFUL JAPANESE CARVED WOOD OKIMONO OF NITTA NO SHIRO
WONDERFUL JAPANESE CARVED WOOD OKIMONO OF NITTA NO SHIRO
WONDERFUL JAPANESE CARVED WOOD OKIMONO OF NITTA NO SHIRO
WONDERFUL JAPANESE CARVED WOOD OKIMONO OF NITTA NO SHIRO
WONDERFUL JAPANESE CARVED WOOD OKIMONO OF NITTA NO SHIRO
WONDERFUL JAPANESE CARVED WOOD OKIMONO OF NITTA NO SHIRO
WONDERFUL JAPANESE CARVED WOOD OKIMONO OF NITTA NO SHIRO
WONDERFUL JAPANESE CARVED WOOD OKIMONO OF NITTA NO SHIRO

WONDERFUL JAPANESE CARVED WOOD OKIMONO OF NITTA NO SHIRO

c. 1890 JAPAN

Offered by Steve Sly Japanese Works Of Art (Stags Head Antiques Ltd)

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As part of our Japanese art collection we are delighted to offer this magical quality large wooden carving of a warrior riding the back of a wild boar , the artist has captured a very famous 12th century story of a warrior called Nitta No Shiro attempting to kill the wild Boar that has apparently leapt from a cave and was about to attack the ruler of Japan Minamao No Yoritomo , as you might imagine the Warrior became very famous after his heroic exploits and has gone down in Japanese folklore as a cult hero, the carving of this large okimono is exquisite , the rearing Boar is pegged into its original wooden base that has been nicely signed to the underside , Onito saku , the chunky beast is incredibly well detailed with a gorgeous patination in particular to its snout and hoofs , the eyes are lacquered to give a menacing look , the warrior sits astride grabbing the Boars tail in one hand and his Tanto in the other , he carries his full length Katana and a sheath across his back , his eyes are nicely inlaid and his facial expression show him to be a determined true warrior , though understandably apprehensive at the same time .

This is a top drawer wooden okimono that would seriously enhance any Japanese or carved wood collection.

The condition is superb with a nice even texture and colour throughout !!

Approximate maximum sizes

Height 11.5" 29 cm

Length 11" 28 cm

Depth 7" 18 cm

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Nitta no Shiro lived in the late 12th and early 13th century. He was a warrior in the service of Minamoto no Yoritomo, who became the military ruler of the country in 1192. Nitta no Shiro is said to have saved Yoritomo from attack by a boar during a hunting expedition near Mt. Fuji. When the boar charged at Yoritomo, Nitta no Shiro jumped from his horse onto the boar and stabbed it to death
Dimensions
Height 29.00 cm (11.42 inches)
Width 28.00 cm (11.02 inches)
Depth 18.00 cm (7.09 inches)
Medium
WOOD
Signed/Inscribed
ONITO SAKU
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