An antique Japanese bronze okimono statue of a Japanese Ama or pearl diver walking to her boat in the wind. The artist conveyed the wind intensity by the way that her headscarf has unraveled as she keeps it atop her head. Her feet nearly reach the water embankment as she readies herself for the work ahead. The artist, Kyoi Masatsune – 京井政常,signed his name with a hallmark near her feet.
Age: Meiji period (1868-1912).
Dimensions: 25″ High x 10″ Wide x 12″ Deep