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Japanese Shinto Buddhist Ema Wooden Plaque Cow

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Japanese Shinto Buddhist Ema Wooden Plaque Cow

Meiji period, 19th - early 20th century

approx. 25.5 x 17.5 x 0.6cm (10 x 6.9 x 0.2in)

Shinto/Buddhist worshipper's wooden plaque for the shrine or the temple, called "Ema" or "Koema" (lit. 'Horse Picture', 'Small Horse Picture').
Painted with cow in full composition, turning to mature and unique abstract image for the long passing years.
Pure folk Shinto/Buddhist-Graffiti with aesthetic maturity.

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