Tumulus Period (AD 250-552) Clay Haniwa (Haniwa means ‚Äúcircle of clay‚ÄĚ) forms were installed in the tumuli (burial mounds) that were
built throughout Japan from the Third to the Sixth centuries. The Haniwa
formed part of the rites used in sending off the dead. Today, these Haniwa,
made in the shape of buildings and possessions which do not exist now, and
also in the form of animals and even people, show us what things were like in
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...
This is a Korean earthenware with legs. which was burnt in the kiln with rather high temperature. Generally in good condition but has lost legs and two chips in the rim. Height:28cm Diameter:26cm
Rare Japanese Female Haniwa Sculpture, Kofun Period, 4th century AD. This female clay figure was set in the ground at the site of a burial mound for the wealthy and Imperial class. She is a fine and graceful piece exhibiting great feminine charm. Mounted on a wood platform. This clay female figure would have stood with others in a protective circle around the tomb-mound of a powerful ruler. Her hair is swept up into an elaborate coiffure, and she wears a fashionable dress of the Kofun Period...
Beautiful and unusual Jomon Era vessel from the Shiizuka Kaizuka archaelogical site in present day Ibaraki prefecture. The Jomon Period (14,000 B.C.~ 300 B.C.) is considered to be the most intriguing period in Japanese Art history. The odd geometric and abstract shapes in vessels or figurine forms are often found various archaeological sites throughout Japan. Age: Jomon Era Size: height 9.75" diameter 7.25"
Not known exact period, Genuine Jomon clay pottery work. It is probably used as cup. According to the fitted box, this work was excavated in current Azashiri City of Hokkaido, northern part of Japan, in mid Meiji period.
Size: 7cm by 15cm
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A very rare and fine example of a Jomon Period (13,000-300BC) Terracotta Plaque of a Dogu, the earliest known Japanese figure. This figure was purchased from the H. Taneguchi Gallery of Kyoto in 1985 by a renowned author on and collector of Asian art. 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, then destroyed, clearing the illness, or any other misfortune...
Very Rare Japanese Jomon Period (13,000-300BC) Terracotta torso (broken off at waist) in the form of a female figure with a bird head. Overall incised decoration. Accompanied by a small terracotta disc found in the same grave lot. Figure: 4.5 x 4 inches, 11.5 x 10 cm; Disc: 2.25 x 1.5 inches, 5.75 x 4 cm. Very Good Condition.
Seated male Kami
Japan, Heian period, 10th century
Carved wood with remains of color
H: 9 4/5 inch, W: 4 2/3 inch, D: 3 1/10 inch
Stone gorinto (lit. 5-tiered stupa) sculpted in four parts from tuff, a sedimentary stone composed largely of volcanic ash. Kamakura Period ca. 1250. Minor old loss and variegated lichen accumulation.
Height: 113 cm
Width of base: 45 cm
Depth of base: 45 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...
DESCRIPTION: A pair of spring themed menuki with considerable age, crafted from a yamagane base (unrefined copper), hand engraved with mercury gilding in a design of bracken and horsetail sprouts. C. 1420 ‚Äď 1470, unsigned, and of quite good quality and condition. DIMENSIONS: 2‚ÄĚ long (5 cm).
Gorinto (5-tiered stupa) sculpted in one piece from tuff, a sedimentary stone composed largely of volcanic ash. Nanbokucho Period ca. 1350‚ÄĒ1400. Minor old loss. Heavy lichen accumulation overall, with dark-brown dessicated insect egg-sac shells clustered on one of the four sides.
Two paintings of a abbots or patriarch sitting on a small pedestal. One of them holds a vajra in the right hand and a tip of his garment in the left hand. His sandals are underneath the pedestal as well as a ewer. The other priest holds a flat device in his right hand and a tip of his garment in his left hand. Underneath the pedestal are his sandals...
Isseki gorinto (single-stone 5-tiered stupa) sculpted in one piece from granite. Early-Muromachi Period ca. 1400, possibly earlier. Very minor old loss, with light lichen accumulation overall.
Height: 59 cm
Width: 17 cm
Depth: 15 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. The Japanese Shingon sect of esoteric Buddhism views the gorinto as a symbol of Dai-Nichi Budd...
Hanging scroll with image of Shotoku taishi, a mace in the hands, seated on a low platform underneath a curtain. Part of the mounting is painted to imitate brocade. Black ink and mineral colors on silk. Japan, Muromachi period.
Painting comes with two authentications of the Japan Art Association from 1899. One estimating the piece to be approximately 500 years old. Based on the weave of the silk, the piece should be a little older.
Painted area: 37 1/16 x 15 5/16 inches (94.2 x 38.9 cm...