Netsuke. Nio arm-wrestling. Made of wood. Signed.
- Late 18thC
- Made in: Japan
- Width: 7.7 centimetres
Inscription Positionon the posterior of one of the figures
Inscription TransliterationHigo Daijo saku
Inscription TranslationMade by Higo Daijo
Nio, a pair of fierce guardian statues who stand either side of the gateway to a Buddhist temple, are shown arm-wrestling.
The same composition can be seen in the later woodblock-illustrated book, Kacho sansui zushiki (Illustrated of Birds, Flowers and Landscapes), published in 1866.
Not on display
If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: email@example.com
Object reference number: JCR6404
British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.
The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.