John Shea

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    Hoping to identify a sumo-related sculpture

    Thank you for that information. In the interval since posting I was able to uncover it. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/sumida-gawa-sumo-wrestler-figurine-1794891925 Cheers!
  2. Dear Sirs, Hope you are all doing well. My name is John. First post. Thank you for having me. I acquired this sculpture from a Yahoo Japan auction listing. It was advertised as antique though I do not know if that is true. I was told it is supposed to be a depiction of the gods Takemikazuchi and Takeminakata wrestling, which is an origin story for Sumo. I do not know if that depiction makes sense. I liked the sculpture, so purchased it, but would love to learn more about it. Does anyone recognize it? Can anyone read the writing on the bottom? Can you tell me how old it is? Any other identifying information or information of interest? Here is a link to a Dropbox folder with photos, as the photos are too large. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/me963ji08w4b3w9/AAD4oQmvCcycnj7e12pb01Sja?dl=0 Thank you! John A. Shea, MD