doll (toy (ceremonial artefacts & rank insignia))

Doll of a seated male, holding a staff and sword. The doll represents the royal retainer also known as a shityou. The figure sits on a base which is lacquered and decorated with gold floral designs. The sword has become detached from the figure.

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