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Japanese : Sculpture : Other : Pre 1800 item #1335319 (stock #718)
Antique Stones Japan
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Three Jizo Bosatsu figures standing in a row, each with hands forming the gassho adoration mudra, sculpted in relief from a gray-brown igneous stone. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1700. Very minor old loss...
Japanese : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1492 item #1335028 (stock #717)
Antique Stones Japan
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Standing Fudo-Myo nagarebutsu (lit. flowing Buddha) sculpted from a single block of wood (ichiboku-zukuri), displayed on a custom-made wooden stand. Late-Heian to Kamakura Period ca. 1100–1300. Stable condition, i.e., fumigated against further intrusions by wood-devouring insects.

Height, including display stand: 57 cm
Height of Fudo-Myo figure only: 42 cm
Width of display stand: 30 cm
Depth of display stand: 20 cm

An exceedingly uncommon piece, elegantly displayed...

Japanese : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1334815 (stock #pd960)
Kodo Arts
$1,200.00
A pair of Edo Period C.1860 shishi wood lion carvings. Quite playful as one looks back at the other in chase. Excellent detail in the carving and very expressive. Carved out of hinoki cypress. One shishi is missing a claw but otherwise very good condition. See photos. Each 12" long x 5" tall. Ask for shipping quote.
Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1334065 (stock #716)
Antique Stones Japan
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Seated En-no-Gyouja figurally sculpted from tuff, an igneous stone composed primarily of volcanic ash. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1700. Very minor old loss. Variegated lichen accumulation overall.

Height: 61 cm
Width: 34 cm
Depth: 27 cm

En-no-Gyouja, a 7th-century diviner and mountain ascetic, is exalted as the founder of shugendou, a syncretic religious cult based on animistic mountain worship and Esoteric Buddhist doctrine and ritual. Stone depictions of En-no-Gyouja are exceedingly uncommon...

Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1334044 (stock #715)
Antique Stones Japan
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Stone lantern in the ikekomi-gata style sculpted in four parts from granite. Early-Edo Period ca. 1650. Very minor old loss. Variegated lichen accumulation.

Height: 93 cm

Sculpted from a high-quality granite, with the formal hexagonality of the upper three parts relaxing into the tapered swell of the cylindrical pedestal, a diminutive ikekomi-gata lantern with immense charm...

Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1334039 (stock #714)
Antique Stones Japan
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Standing Jizo Bosatsu, the hands bearing aloft a hoju (sacred jewel), figurally sculpted from a gray-brown igneous stone. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1725. Minor old loss. Variegated lichen accumulation.

Height: 30.5 cm
Width: 16.5 cm
Depth: 12.5 cm

Japanese : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1331953
Zentner Collection
$1,250.00
Japanese wooden shop sign. Well-carved with large lettering and small chop signatures in corners. Very heavy in weight. The entire sign has been hand carved down, exposing the kanji lettering. Natural design. Edo Period (circa 1800's) Size: 18" H x 76" L x 1.5" D
Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1331726 (stock #713)
Antique Stones Japan
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Two Jizo Bosatsu figures standing side by side with hands forming the gassho adoration mudra, sculpted in relief from a dark-gray igneous stone. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1725. Very minor old loss. Variegated lichen and moss accumulation.

Height: 39 cm
Width: 28 cm
Depth: 19 cm

Dosojin is the Japanese Shinto manifestation of a Chinese Taoist deity charged with guarding the border between this world and hell...

Japanese : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1492 item #1331365 (stock #711)
Antique Stones Japan
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Standing Amida Nyorai, the hands forming the raigo-in mudra welcoming the souls of the departed faithful to the Western Paradise, sculpted from Japanese cypress using yosegi-zukuri joined-block construction, the eyes of inset crystal, the entirety finished in black lacquer and the garment only in an elaborately applied gilt, and the lotus-form dais a later replacement...
Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1331219 (stock #710)
Antique Stones Japan
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Gorinto (five-tiered stupa) sculpted in one piece from a brick-hued granite. Muromachi Period ca. 1500. Very minor old loss.

Height: 40 cm
Width: 15.5 cm
Depth: 15.5 cm
Packaged weight: 18 kg.

The gorinto is a uniquely Japanese style of stupa comprising five geometric forms, which correspond (from bottom) to earth, water, fire, wind, and ethereal space...

Japanese : Sculpture : Other : Pre 1800 item #1331217 (stock #709)
Antique Stones Japan
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Seated Jizo Bosatsu, the hands forming the gassho mudra of adoration, figurally sculpted from a brick-hued igneous stone. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1750. Very minor old loss. Variegated lichen accumulation.

Height: 25 cm
Width: 20 cm
Depth: 15 cm

Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1330976 (stock #707)
Antique Stones Japan
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Standing Jizo Bosatsu, the hands holding a large hoju (sacred jewel), sculpted in relief from a gray-hued igneous stone. Late-Edo Period ca. 1825. Very minor old loss, with overall softening of the lines and contours.

Height: 23.5 cm
Width: 13 cm
Depth: 8 cm

A small-scale stone with outsize charm.

Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1330622 (stock #706)
Antique Stones Japan
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Seated Jizo Bosatsu, the left hand holding a hoju (sacred jewel) and the right a shakujo (crozier), figurally sculpted from a large-grained sedimentary stone. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1725. Minor old loss, with softening of the lines and contours overall.

Height: 62 cm
Width: 47 cm
Depth: 30 cm
Packaged weight: 65 kg

Sadogashima, an island in the Japan Sea off the coast of Niigata Prefecture, is famous for its production of a distinctive style of figurally sculpted stone Jizo...

Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1330494 (stock #705)
Antique Stones Japan
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Stone hokora sculpted in two pieces from a brown-hued igneous stone. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1750. Minor old loss. Light lichen accumulation.

Overall height: 47 cm
Width of roof: 34 cm
Depth of roof: 28 cm

Originally employed as a symbolic dwelling for a given clan's ancestral deity, this hokora features an unusually high-pitched roof and a window in the shape of an upside-down heart, a traditional motif called inomemado (lit...

Japanese : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1910 item #1330283 (stock #0677)
Japanese Art Site
$500.00
Pair of Japanese Meiji Period Wood Kitchen Gods, Daikoku and Ebisu. 8 inches, 20 cm and 7.5 inches, 19 cm. Daikoku, God of Earth and Agriculture, stands on bales of rice and wields his magic mallet. Ebisu, God of Ocean and Prosperity, holds a large red sea bream tucked under his arm. This fish is an ancient symbol of good luck in Japan. Daikoku and Ebisu often appear together in the Japanese kitchen. This is a fine example of the pair of gods that Japanese have relied on for centuries to bless a...
Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1330158 (stock #704)
Antique Stones Japan
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Standing Fudo-Myo, the right hand wielding an upright ken (sword) and the left grasping a kensaku (rope), sculpted in relief against a flame-type mandorla from a fine-grained metamorphic stone. Taisho Era ca. 1920. Very minor old loss. Light lichen accumulation overall.

Height: 24 cm
Width: 15 cm
Depth: 9 cm

A charmingly fearsome little Fudo-Myo, stone depictions of which are uncommon.

Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1330123 (stock #703)
Antique Stones Japan
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Three Jizo Bosatsu figures standing in a row, each with hands forming the gassho adoration mudra, sculpted in relief from a brown-hued igneous stone. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1700. Very minor old loss. Light lichen accumulation.

Height: 34 cm
Width: 34 cm
Depth: 15 cm
Packaged weight: 20 kg.

According to Buddhist belief, Jizo Bosatsu was entrusted by the historical Buddha with saving all sentient beings during the 5.76 billion years between the time of the historical Buddha's death and th...

Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1330076 (stock #702)
Antique Stones Japan
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Seated female Buddhist deity, possibly Kichijoten a.k.a. Kisshoten, the right hand holding a hoju (sacred jewel) and the left hand forming the segan-in mudra symbolizing the fulfillment of the vow, sculpted figurally from a gray-hued igneous stone. Mid- to late-Edo Period ca. 1800. Very minor old loss.

Height: 29 cm
Width: 29 cm
Depth: 16.5 cm
Packaged weight: 12 kg.

Heavy-set and of gentle mien, a female Buddhist deity of uncertain identity.

 
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