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Antique Japanese Mingei Shinto Ema Wooden Plaque 3

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Antique Japanese Mingei Shinto Ema Wooden Plaque 3

Late Edo - Early Meiji period, Mid 19th century

Shinto worshipper's wooden plaque for the shrine, called "Ema" (lit. 'Horse Picture'), painted with deep blue horses of parent and child in kinetic abstraction.
Signed with the oblationer's name and place. Pure folk Shinto-Graffiti with aesthetic maturity. approx. 21.2 x 17.5 x 0.8cm (8.3 x in, 6.9in, 0.3in)

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