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Japanese Hawk

Japanese Hawk

Hawk

Japanese, Meiji Period

Bronze with shakudo eyes

Signed by Imansanari

27 inch wing span

Natural wooden base

Hawk is an expressive, masterfully sculpted bronze. The detailed accuracy and the dynamic sense of movement and spirit shows the artist's ability to capture with ease the essence of a living creature in bronze. The shakudo eyes are focused and seem to declare a serious attitude while the realistic wingspan and positioning of the beak and feet indicate this predatory bird is about to take flight.

The hawk is a revered and cherished bird in Japan. It represents strength, majesty, courage and tenacity of purpose.