JAPANESE MAN WITH LARGE FISH WOODEN STATUE
Nicely carved Japanese man holding a very large fish probably a Carp.
(White spots appearing in photo are flashback not physically on this piece )
This statue is made of wood....and is wonderfully carved by hand...though base may be machine cut.
I am not sure of the exact wood used--but it is to a type of hard wood...and carved out of one solid piece .
In the Asian world --this man and his fish have a special meaning to life...once told to me ---but now forgotten.
The actual carving has caught all the expression ..all the body ..including fingers and toes. Hair top knot, clothing-- everything just could hardly be more realistic.
Statue stands aprox.:
13 inches high
11 Inches circumference
4 3/4 Inches base bottom