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Gianrimo
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Sennin

Postby Gianrimo » Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:34 pm

Recently I had the pleasure to examine a beautiful ivory inro on which interesting subjects are carved.
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It was rather easy to interpret the first side: a Gama Sennin seated with his toad on his lap, beside him a second Sennin of less evident interpretation. But I got lost examining the other side: it depicts a standing Sennin holding a bird, apparently in the act of defending it from the attach of a rapacious. I looked in literature but I could not find useful indications.
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Can anyone help?

PS the Inro is signed Gyokusen (玉仙), artist mentioned in the Meinertzhagen Card Index at page 104
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Re: Sennin

Postby tanukisan » Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:52 pm

Hi Gianrimo,

All I can find that is remotely relevant is from a few references in Henri Joli's Legend in Japanese Art -

The Howo or HoHo bird is part pheasant, part peacock ................. depicted falling through the sky while children or sages await on earth to catch it with a rope.

The HoHo or phoenix bird is an attribute of some sages.

The sennin Baifuku is carried to Taoist Paradise by the phoenix bird.

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Re: Sennin

Postby onimh » Sat Oct 08, 2016 12:52 am

The Sennin with the Gama Sennin appears to me to be blowing out his soul (the little fellow) which would make him a Tekkai Sennin.
I'm not sure about the other. If I find him I'll let you know.
Beautiful piece and ensemble. Is it yours?

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Re: Sennin

Postby carlomagno » Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:28 am

What a beautiful carving Gianrimo, gamma, tekkai Sennin and probably Saijosen sennin, it has a wonderful tale of two ho ho.
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Re: Sennin

Postby onimh » Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:38 am

Perhaps one and the same. I came up with Teireii Sennin-Bird man. I've only seen one other which was more bird like himself.

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Re: Sennin

Postby jbjtennyo » Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:49 pm

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing them... would really love to see more images of the inro and ojime! Thanks
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Re: Sennin

Postby Gianrimo » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:53 am

Sorry for my late reply
I am not yet familiar with this new version of the Forum
in the past I received messages informing me that there was a reply to a post

Thank you for your researches and replies. It seems that the subject I submitted is not among the most common ones. I will inquire about Saijosen sennin and Baifuku.
Someone asked if the piece is mine: unfortunately not. The owner just asked my opinion. By the way also the attached manju is a a nice piece signed Shomin (正民), and the ojime too.
Here are details of them
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Re: Sennin

Postby Gianrimo » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:58 am

I do not understand why are shown 2 copies of the same pictures ....when I just attached one

- MOD EDIT - Gianrimo, we edited your image attachments, removing the double ;) - END MOD EDIT

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Re: Sennin

Postby Gianrimo » Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:08 am

My mistake, now the post is ok.

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Re: Sennin

Postby Oishii » Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:25 am

Gianrimo wrote:Sorry for my late reply
I am not yet familiar with this new version of the Forum
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Hi Gianrimo,

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