Old Warrior Netsuke


Unveil the story of a resting old warrior through this meticulously carved vintage ivory netsuke. The scene captures an old man in repose, sitting on a log with his feet nestled in a pile of leaves, gazing upward as if engaged in conversation. Clutching his cane tightly, he is surrounded by symbols of his past: a basket at his right and a battle shield strapped to his back. The carving's attention to detail is remarkable, from the textures of the leaves to the cavities in the log, bringing this tranquil yet poignant moment to life. Although unsigned, its craftsmanship speaks volumes of the artist's skill. Measuring 3.5" L x 1.5" W x 3.5" H, item code 882648, this netsuke is a profound representation of serenity and the warrior's legacy.


  • Material: Ivory
  • Theme: Resting Old Warrior
  • Detail: Highly Detailed Carving, Including Basket and Shield
  • Dimensions: 3.5" L x 1.5" W x 3.5" H
  • Item Code: 882648
  • Ethical Note: Acquired pre-1960s, in honor of elephant conservation