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Antique Japanese Flaming Jewel Zen Temple Roof Tile

Antique Japanese Flaming Jewel Zen Temple Roof Tile


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Folk Art: Pre 1900: Item # 1238305

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Kyoto, Japan
Shugakuin, Sakyo-ku


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$1500

Exceptionally rare zen buddhist temple roof tile form the Meiji Period C.1890 of a Flaming Jewel or Hoju in Japanese. Would have been at one of the four corners of the temple or the at the end of the roof crest. The flaming jewel or sacred wishing gem is found everywhere in Buddhist iconology as a symbol of the void and purity. This tile is made of clay. Very good condition which is remarkable. H:23" x W:26". Ask for shipping quote from our California warehouse.