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An Excellent Carved Wood Shinto Priest - Edo - Meiji

An Excellent Carved Wood Shinto Priest - Edo - Meiji


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Wood: Pre 1900: Item # 1264369

Please refer to our stock # 38 when inquiring.
 $495.00 
Very handsome carved wood figure of a Japanese priest - I believe a Shinto priest as opposed to Buddhist. If you do a Google search for Shinto priests you will see many examples of this type hat and garments. Covered with a light gesso glaze - the piece stands 11" tall x 3 1/2" wide x 3" deep. The priest holds a scepter in one hand and a round object in the left hand. He wears an interesting garment of blue lined with red and with a gold decorative bordered on the bottom him. The headpiece has gilding - most of which still exists, The stand measures 1" high x 6 1/4" wide x 4 3/4" deep. Good condition with some chipping and rubbing to the gesso - but still retains a wonderfully serene presence. Dates from late Edo to early Meiji period - circa 1850-1900.