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Shinto-Buddhist shrine with image of Ebi (holy snake)

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Devotional Objects: Pre 1940   item# 1090645 (stock# 560)

Shinto-Buddhist shrine with image of  Ebi (holy snake)
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$ 350 

A curious Shinto-Buddhist house-shrine of plain, undecorated wood with partly coloured image of Ebi (holy snake). Glass door. Japan, Taisho-Showa period, first half of 20th cent. H 19 cm, W 11.5 cm. Condition: Excellent w. very little wear.


A Zushi containing a Nichiren figure; Taisho 1926

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Devotional Objects: Pre 1930   item# 1088667 (stock# 554)

A Zushi containing a Nichiren figure; Taisho 1926
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$ 580 

An black lacquered altar-box (zushi) containing the image of Nichiren (12221282), the founder of the Nichiren School of Japanese Buddhism. The patriarch is here depicted reading from the Lotus Sutra (Hokkekyo). Dated Taisho, 1926. H 16 cm, W 12 cm (box). Condition: Fair w. some wear to lacquer box. The closure has been partly replaced. Inner inscriptions only partly legible.

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