This netsuke is a witty rendition of a Japanese allegory on truth and interpretation. A group of six blind men endeavor to describe an elephant, however their attempts are thwarted as none of them are able to describe the entire animal
Helen Adams Keller (June 1880 – June author, political activist, and lecturer. At 19 months, Helen became deaf and blind. She overcame the frustration of losing both sight and hearing and campaigned tirelessly on behalf of deaf and blind people.