Ivory figure in the form of a man massaging the back of another man who is reading, signed, Japan, 1700s or 1800s
A Japanese ivory figure of a man massaging the back of another man whilst he reads. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, massage helps the qi energy flow in channels around the body.
- Asian Medicine
- Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
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overall: 21.7 mm x 45.2 mm x 28.3 mm,
- netsuke, ethnography (japanese), statue, male; massaging, netsuke, costume (personal accessories), ethnography (general) and therapeutics (physiotherapy), massage, costume (personal accessories), ethnography (general) and male
- visual and verbal communication