Museum quality Mammoth ivory Netsuke of – 3 Japanese Men Playing Chess . They are just finished the work & they met to drink sake & play the Traditional Chess Game that in Japan’s 17th century was named Go- Actually Go still being play till now days. Ant it is one of the oldest board games in human history, a game for two players that is noted for being rich in strategic complexity despite its simple rules.
The game is played by two players who alternately place black and white stones on the vacant intersections of a grid of 19ª19 lines. Once placed on the board, stones cannot be moved elsewhere, unless they are surrounded and captured by the opponent’s stones. The object of the game is to control a larger portion of the board than the opponent.
The go Game invented before 2,500 years in China & spread all over East Asia – In Japan the game became popular at the Japanese imperial court in the 8th century, and among the general public by the 13th century. At the 17th century Schools of Go was opened all over the country.
Perfect carving on this Top Grade Mammoth Ivory Tusk. The Master Carver really excel himself while carving this amazing Netsuke. When we observing High quality Netsuke – we can notice – that every detail was carved with a lot of attention – even the expression of the Japanese Men is carved perfectly, including their haircuts, the custom clothes & of course that the chess game(Go – is little beat different than Chess)
This Netsuke is a proud member in our MASTER Pieces Netsukes collection.
This remarkable Netsuke was hand carved by Top Skilled Master Carver, you can see his signature at the bottom of the Netsuke, While the two holes was drilled on the back of the Axe man – Look at the video on this page in order to see this inspiring Netsuke all around.
This outstanding Netsuke made of 100% genuine Mammoth ivory Tusk & made out from the best grade of mammoth ivory tusk.
Mammoth ivory Netsukes is absolutely legal worldwide.
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