Artist: Mabuchi Toru
Title: Dolls from the Earth - Excavation
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Monday, 20 November 2006 Title Dolls from the Earth - Excavation limited edition Artist Toru Mabuchi 1920-1994 Signature "Toru Mabuchi" in pencil under the red artist's seal on the upper left Seal Artist's seal (Toru) Dated 1961 Medium/Technique Woodblock print Impression excellent - very good … lightly embossed Colors excellent - very good Condition very good … slightly mottled paper toning, lightly creased, a light diagonal crease from the lower left margin to the lower right corner in the image, three needle size holes on the three margin corners, a missing spot and several pressure marks on the middle-upper edge of the right margin, a tape residue on the lower margin, margins slightly soiled. Edition Size 50 Numbered 2 / 50 Description "Shutsudo" (Excavation). Faces of ancient pottery dolls excavated from the soil. Width Item 18.3 inches = 46.6 cm Height Item 24.3 inches = 61.8 cm