Antique God Star Shau Netsuke in Walrus Ivory


Discover the exquisite craftsmanship of the "Antique God Star Shau Netsuke," a remarkable piece of art that pays homage to the legendary God Star Shau, revered for his wisdom and distinctive appearance. This unique netsuke, carved from the finest walrus ivory, showcases the unparalleled skill of Chinese artisans. The figure of God Star Shau is meticulously crafted, with his iconic oversized forehead symbolizing immense wisdom and spiritual power, dramatically larger than his entire body. This piece is adorned with a heavy diapering pattern, intricately detailed in vibrant shades of red, green, and black, capturing the viewer's attention with its dynamic color scheme. Despite its age, the precision of the holes suggests they have never been used, preserving the netsuke's pristine condition. This netsuke is not just a decorative item but a portal to the past, offering a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage and artistic traditions of ancient China.


  • Material: Walrus Ivory
  • Origin: Likely Chinese Carving
  • Design: Heavy diapering in red, green, and black
  • Condition: Unused holes, sharp and clear
  • Dimensions: 2" L x 0.2" W x 0.6" H
  • Cultural Significance: Represents God Star Shau, a figure of wisdom
  • Era: Acquired before the end of the 1960s

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