Early Japanese Ivory Netsuke of a Rakkan or Arhat

An Early Japanese Ivory Netsuke of a Rakkan or Arhat One of the Saintly Disciples of the Buddha Depicted with a Shaven Head Large Ears and a Buddhist Cloak Seated in a Cave
Old worn smooth patina
Unsigned
Early 18th Century

Size: 4cm high - 1½ ins high

 
An Early Japanese Ivory Netsuke of a Rakkan or Arhat One of the Saintly Disciples of the Buddha Depicted with a Shaven Head Large Ears and a Buddhist Cloak Seated in a Cave
Old worn smooth patina
Unsigned
Early 18th Century

Size: 4cm high - 1½ ins high
Rakkan means ‘deserving worship’ and implies the conquering of all human passions, the possession of supernatural powers and the exemption from transmigration. The figure perhaps represents the Rakkan ‘Ingada Sonja’.
Ex European Private collection

Early Japanese Ivory Netsuke of a Rakkan or Arhat

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