Japanese Old Daikoku & Ebisu Wooden Figure
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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1900: item # 1172727
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This charming pair of Japanese Daikokuten & Ebisu wooden figures possesses an attractive patina of the history they own. These figures are considered as two of seven Lucky Gods, shichifuku-jin, in Japan. Daikoku generally is believed to be a god of farmers, wealth, commerce, and so forth, while Ebisu symbolizes luck, ocean, and fishermen. As you see in the images here Daikoku typically stands on two bales of rice holding his magic mallet and a treasure suck on the shoulder. Ebisu, on the other hand, holds a large "red" snapper under his arm as an auspicious symbol. Together Daikoku and Ebisu present the most popular motif of good luck. They are also often enshrined in kitchens in farming and fishing communities. These beautifully hand-carved wooden figures show warm and gentle facial expressions and subtle shine from the age. While there are a few tiny chips due to the age (almost invisible), the overall condition is truly desirable. The pair surely brings a peaceful inspiration and luck to you. Ca. Early 1900s. Dimensions: Side by Side 5" wide 1 3/4" deep 4" tall