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Japanese : Sculpture : Other : Pre 1700 item #1126178 (stock #454)
Antique Stones Japan
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Dosojin road-guardian stone in the form of Kannon Bosatsu and Amida Nyorai standing side-by-side, the hands of Kannon bearing aloft a lotus-form dais and those of Amida forming the Amida Jo-in concentration mudra. Muromachi Period ca. 1550, possibly earlier. Very minor old loss.

Height: 56.3 cm
Width: 40.5 cm
Depth: 23.0 cm.

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

Japanese : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1124318 (stock #R603)
Japanese Art Site
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One of a collection of three fantastic and rare, large Edo Period Iki masks, de-accessioned from the Musée Archéologique in Strasbourg, France during the mid-20th Century. These three are rare for their large size. They have never before been offered on the art market. The other two masks are posted on this site. Carved Poloma wood with gofun (oyster shell lacquer), glass eyes and human hair. 7.5 inches (19 cm) high x 7 inches (18 cm) wide.
Japanese : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1124317 (stock #R601)
Japanese Art Site
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One of a collection of three fantastic and rare, large Edo Period Iki masks, de-accessioned from the Musée Archéologique in Strasbourg, France during the mid-20th Century. These three are rare for their large size. They have never before been offered on the art market. The other two masks are posted on this site. Carved Poloma wood with gofun (oyster shell lacquer), glass eyes and human hair. 7.5 inches (19 cm) high x 7 inches (18 cm) wide.
Japanese : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1124316 (stock #R599)
Japanese Art Site
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One of a collection of three fantastic and rare, large Edo Period Iki masks, de-accessioned from the Musée Archéologique in Strasbourg, France during the mid-20th Century. These three are rare for their large size. They have never before been offered on the art market. The other two masks are posted on this site. Carved Poloma wood with gofun (oyster shell lacquer), glass eyes and human hair. 9 inches (23 cm) high x 8 inches (20 cm) wide.
Japanese : Sculpture : Other : Pre 1900 item #1124063 (stock #453)
Antique Stones Japan
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Seated stone depiction of Kukai (774–835, known posthumously as Kobo Daishi). Clearly dated on the back to the second year of the Kouka Era (1845), late-Edo Period. Very minor old loss.

Height: 28 cm
Width: 26.5 cm
Depth: 15.5 cm.

Founder of the Japanese Shingon sect of esoteric Buddhism and attributed with the creation of the kana syllabary still used today in written Japanese, Kobo Daishi is among Japan's most revered cultural heroes...

Japanese : Sculpture : Other : Pre 1900 item #1122406 (stock #451)
Antique Stones Japan
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Seated monkey sculpted from a light-hued sandstone, the hands covering the ears in classic hear-no-evil fashion. Late-Edo Period ca. 1800. Very minor old loss.

Height: 23 cm
Width: 16 cm
Depth: 11 cm

Japanese : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1837 VR item #1122085 (stock #10657)
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Hand shrine, or zushi, in the shape of a lotus bud, carved in two halves. On the inside, on one side the standing figure of Amida Nyorai on a lotus base, his hands in mudra. The other half of the lotus bud is decorated with a mutsume pattern (imitating a triaxial weaving) in kirikane (very thin strips of gold foil). Japan, Edo period, early 19th century.
Very light, soft wood. On the outside red lacquer, covered with leaf gold, that is partly rubbed off again...
Japanese : Sculpture : Other : Pre 1700 item #1120422 (stock #450)
Antique Stones Japan
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Standing Jizo Bosatsu sculpted in relief from a coarse-grained iron-rich granite, the right hand bearing aloft a hoju (sacred jewel). Late-Muromachi/Momoyama Period ca. 1550. Old loss to the perimeter, and overall softening of the lines and contours.

Height: 61 cm
Width: 35 cm
Depth: 17 cm

Japanese : Sculpture : Other : Pre 1700 item #1118508 (stock #449)
Antique Stones Japan
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Gorinto (5-tiered stupa) sculpted in shallow relief from a fine-grained gray-hued igneous stone. Clearly dated to the opening year of the Meireki Era (1655), early-Edo Period. Very minor old loss. Light lichen accumulation.

Height: 90.4 cm
Width: 36.6 cm
Depth: 18.2 cm

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

Japanese : Sculpture : Other : Pre 1492 item #1115216 (stock #448)
Antique Stones Japan
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Stone gorinto (lit. 5-tiered stupa) sculpted in four parts from a medium-weight volcanic stone. Muromachi Period ca. 1450. Very minor old loss.

Height: 63 cm
Width/Depth of base: 22 cm

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 : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1114147 (stock #447)
Antique Stones Japan
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Standing Fudo-Myo in unfinished wood. Late-Edo Period ca. 1850. Loss of flame mandorla as well as the rope originally held in the figure's left hand and the upper portion of the sword held in the right hand.

Overall height, including rock-form dais and detailed plinth: 23.2 cm
Height of Fudo-Myo figure only: 16. 5 cm
Width of dais: 11.4 cm
Depth of dais: 8.0 cm.

A finely sculpted, fiercely expressive Fudo-Myo.

Japanese : Sculpture : Other : Pre 1900 item #1114099 (stock #446)
Antique Stones Japan
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Round lotus-form water basin sculpted from sandstone. Mid- to late-Edo Period ca. 1800. Very minor old loss. Substantial lichen accumulation.

Height: 12.5 cm
Diameter: 26 cm
Depth of basin: 7 cm.

Japanese : Sculpture : Other : Pre 1700 item #1113261 (stock #445)
Antique Stones Japan
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Seated Jizo Bosatsu, a hoju (sacred jewel) held in both hands, sculpted from a fine-grained igneous stone. Early-Edo period ca. 1650. Overall black-soot patination due to centuries of exposure to the smoke of candles, oil lamps, and incense sticks used for devotional purposes.

Height: 15.0 cm
Width: 11.1 cm
Depth: 8.7 cm

An exquisitely sculpted little gem of a Jizo.

The wooden dais shown in the photographs is not included.

Japanese : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1492 item #1112934 (stock #444)
Antique Stones Japan
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Wooden fragment of a seated male Shinto god. Late-Heian/early-Kamakura Period ca. 1100—1250. Old loss, due largely to extensive insect damage; faint traces of original polychrome.

Overall height, including Edo-Period wooden stand: 47.0 cm
Height of Shinzo figure only: 32.8 cm.

A thoroughly classic example of late-Heian/early-Kamakura Shinto sculpture.

Japanese : Sculpture : Other : Pre 1700 item #1112916 (stock #443)
Antique Stones Japan
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Standing Jizo Bosatsu sculpted in relief from a blue-green schist. Momoyama/early-Edo Period ca. 1600. Minor old loss.

Height: 43.0 cm
Width: 19.2 cm
Depth: 6.2 cm.

The tapered base of this stone was originally inserted into the soil up to the feet of the Jizo figure, as indicated by the brownish discoloration...

Japanese : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1700 item #1110363 (stock #442)
Antique Stones Japan
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Standing Fudo-Myo in wood with traces of polychrome, the eyes of inset crystal. Early-Edo Period ca. 1650, possibly earlier. Old loss.

Height of Fudo-Myo figure: 40.0 cm

An elegantly sculpted, glaringly expressive Fudo.

Japanese : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1492 item #1108961 (stock #441)
Antique Stones Japan
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Wooden fragment of a standing bosatsu. Traces of lacquer-based ground treatment. Late-Heian Period ca. 1000—1100.

Height: 72 cm
Width: 20 cm
Depth: 4.5 cm.

By the late-11th century, the yosegi-zukuri joined-block construction method was widely employed by Buddhist sculptors trained in the traditional Kyoto/Nara workshops...

Japanese : Sculpture : Other : Pre 1800 item #1107727 (stock #440)
Antique Stones Japan
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Standing Jizo Bosatsu sculpted from a fine-grained igneous stone, probably andesite. Clearly dated to the opening year of the Gembun Era (1736), mid-Edo Period. Very minor old loss.

Height: 46 cm
Width: 17 cm
Depth: 13 cm.

 
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