Monkey & Turtle

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A wood group of Monkey and turtle. The Monkey seated on top of the Turtle, prodding the head which juts in and out, the erotic suggestion is quite clear and amuses the monkey which laughs and almost audible scream.

Attributed to Miwa. Edo. Last half of the 18th Century.

For a similar example signed Miwa please see: Japanese Netsuke. Julia Hutt. V&A Museum Publication. Page 93, number 100.