Japanese Netsuke. Netsuke are button-like devices, especially of ivory or wood, worn to suspend articles from the sash of a kimono. During the Meiji period (1603-1912), netsuke evolved beyond mostly functional use into intricately carved ornamental art objects. As such, they are valued collectibles.
Damiano Taurino LINE-Implied. The extension of the right figure's arms and left leg creates movement and line that unifies the work in the round. The top of the left hand down to the left tow draws the eye up an imaginary line on the body.