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Japanese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1009516 (stock #D84)
Chinese painted pottery court man wearing tunic, with red, black and white pigments remaining.

Age: China, Northern Qi Dynasty, A.D. 550-577
Measurement: Height 25 C.M. / Width 6.5 C.M.
Condition: Well-preserved old burial condition overall with some amount of soil adherings (some abrasions and wearings on the piece due to the long burial time underground). Please refer to the enlargement photos for more details...

Japanese : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1004440
Zentner Collection
Beautiful large Japanese standing Amida Buddha, finely carved wood with red, black and gold lacquer, flowing drapery. Standing on base carved to look like rock and lotus and painted with a gold lacquer, inlaid glass eyes. Early Meiji Period (1868 - 1912) Size: 42" high x 19 1/4" wide x 14 1/2" deep.
Japanese : Sculpture : Wood : Pre AD 1000 item #1001198 (stock #R9)
Japanese Art Site
Pair of Carved Wooden Koma Inu Temple Dog Figures, each seated in the traditional posture. These are a very rare find from the early Heain Period, and could be even earlier, possibly Nara Period. The wood is aged to a beautiful patina. There are not many works of art of the period that come up for sale...
Japanese : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1492 item #1001190 (stock #R81)
Japanese Art Site
Rare Kamakura Period Sculpture of a of a Nio Guardian King exhibiting power and fierceness. According to Japanese tradition, they traveled with the historical Buddha to protect him. Within the generally pacifist traditions of Buddhism, stories of Niō guardians like Kongōrikishi justified the use of physical force to protect cherished values and beliefs against evil. It is rare to find such an early example...
Japanese : Sculpture : Other : Pre 1700 item #1001181 (stock #R5)
Japanese Art Site
Next to the Kabuto (Helmet), one of the most expressive parts of the Samurai's Armor is the Face Mask. This Middle Edo Period metal "armor for the face" is known by many names: mengu, menpo, mempo, men yoroi, katchu men. Menpo means "face and cheek" and is generally used for masks with nose pieces. This menpo is covered with a high quality gold lacquer. The inside is a negoro-like finish of red lacquer. Sporting a fantastic horse hair mustache...
Japanese : Sculpture : Other : Pre AD 1000 item #1001175 (stock #R4)
Japanese Art Site
Fine early example of a Jomon Period Dogu Clay Figure, the earliest known Japanese figures. The Dogu acted as effigies of people. They manifested some kind of sympathetic magic. For example, it may have been believed that illnesses could be transferred into the Dogu, and then destroyed, clearing the illness, or any other misfortune. Because of the ritual destruction of Dogu, they are quite rare. This primitive abstract fertility figure has a futuristic look...
Japanese : Sculpture : Other : Pre 1920 item #1001092 (stock #R071)
Japanese Art Site
Pair of Inari Foxes of sculptured and fired clay with luminescent powered white glaze. In traditional Japanese art, a pair of foxes typically flank the deity Inari’s shrine image. But in modern times, images of Inari have all but disappeared, replaced instead by images of Oinari’s messenger, the magical shape-shifting fox (kitsune 狐). Here the symbolism is two-fold. First, rice is sacred in Japan, closely associated with fertility (the pregnant earth) and with sustaining life...
Japanese : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1700 item #998126 (stock #357)
Antique Stones Japan
Seated male Shinto god in lacquered wood, joined-block construction, the eyes of inset crystal. Early-Edo Period ca. 1650, possibly earlier. Minor old loss.

Height: 17.1 cm
Width: 17.4 cm
Depth: 10.8 cm

A well-executed male Shinto god, stylistically representative of Edo-Period Shinto work in sharp contrast to the more primitive style typifying pre-Edo Shinto sculpture.

Japanese : Sculpture : Other : Pre 1930 item #993881 (stock #355)
Antique Stones Japan
Standing Jizo Bosatsu sculpted in bold relief from a relatively soft sedimentary stone, the right hand holding a shakujo (crozier) and the left a hoju (sacred jewel). Clearly dated to the 11th year of the Taisho Era (1922). Minor old perimeter loss; otherwise, fine. Distinctive lichen accumulation, including a rust-hued patch around the left eye.

Height: 47 cm
Width: 20 cm
Depth: 15 cm

A classic, and thoroughly charming, Jizo stone.

Japanese : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1900 item #992673 (stock #10608)
Welcome To Another Century
Small Buddhist shrine with a triad of the 11-headed and 1000-armed Kannon in the center back. In the front on the right stands Fudo Myoo with sword and sling. To the left sits Aizen Myoo on a lotus pedestal with ghanta and vajra in his main hands. Japan, Edo period, 19th century.
Height shrine: 4.1 inches (10.6 cm).
Some attributes missing, some hands of Kannon missing. Shrine with clear traces of usage (weather).
Japanese : Sculpture : Other : Pre 1800 item #992548 (stock #352)
Antique Stones Japan
Standing Jizo Bosatsu figurally sculpted from a friable large-grained sedimentary stone, the hands holding a large hoju (sacred jewel). Mid-Edo Period ca. 1700—1750. Significant softening of the lines and contours overall, with minor points of old loss.

Height: 46.8 cm
Width: 13.3 cm
Depth: 12.0 cm.
Packaged weight: 10 kg.

An atmospheric Jizo stone redolent of time's passage.

Japanese : Sculpture : Other : Pre 1837 VR item #991612 (stock #349)
Antique Stones Japan
Seated Jizo Bosatsu figuratively sculpted from a large-grained sedimentary stone, the right hand holding a crozier and the left a sacred jewel. Mid- to late-Edo Period ca. 1800. Excellent condition...
Japanese : Sculpture : Other : Pre 1837 VR item #977583
Zentner Collection
Worn gilt over thick copper pair of Buddhist ritual vessels, one with a single spout and movable handle, the other with double spouts and a long footed handle bisecting the middle opening of the container, the design has etched bamboo, pine, cranes and turtle on body, the handle has scrolling vines done with impressed dots, the traditional stylized crane of the Nichiren sect is on the medallion. Edo Period, (1604-1868). Size A: 8.5"H 5.75"D 8.5"L Size B: 4.5"H 10.5"D 18"L
Japanese : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1900 item #977576
Zentner Collection
Beautiful large flat keyaki root wood stand with over 6 natural holes of root on surface, beautiful graining and sculptural presence, top edge carved at perimeter with incised line and raised surface on edging. Size: 40"L 25"W 5/8" H
Japanese : Sculpture : Wood : Pre 1700 item #974672 (stock #335)
Antique Stones Japan
Seated Aizen-Myo in polychrome and gilt on wood, the eyes of inset crystal. Momoyama Period/early-Edo Period ca. 1600.

Overall height, including plinth and mandorla: 46 cm
Height of Aizen-Myo figure only: 20 cm.

A brilliantly executed Aizen-Myo in entirely unaltered original condition. Exceedingly uncommon.

Japanese : Sculpture : Other : Pre 1800 item #965096 (stock #330)
Antique Stones Japan
Ushi-nori (Cow-Riding) Dai-Nichi Buddha figuratively sculpted from tuff, the hands forming the chi-ken-in knowledge fist mudra. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1750. Old loss, most notably to the cow's horns and left foreleg. Good lichen accumulation.

Height: 37 cm
Width: 30.5 cm
Depth: 22 cm.

A well-executed depiction of Ushi-nori Dai-Nichi Buddha, sculptural depictions of which are exceedingly uncommon.

Japanese : Sculpture : Other : Pre 1900 item #962919 (stock #327)
Antique Stones Japan
Stone frog. Meiji Era ca. 1900. Old loss to the front-left leg; otherwise, fine. Desirable patination and lichen accumulation overall.

Height: 16.5 cm
Length: 30 cm
Width: 24.5 cm.

An irrepressibly charming specimen, sculpted from a relatively lightweight gray-hued stone of volcanic origin.

Prosthetic rock included.

Japanese : Sculpture : Other : Pre 1900 item #959432 (stock #324)
Antique Stones Japan
Figurative stone depiction of a seated Ebisu, with signature tai (sea bream) tucked under the left arm. Late-Edo Period ca. 1850...
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