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Antique Japanese Onigawara Buddhist Temple Roof Tile

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Antique Japanese Onigawara Buddhist Temple Roof Tile
Used as a decorative talisman on top of the roof gables of a Buddhist temple to ward off evil and protect the wooden temple from fires. This antique Japanese onigawara roof tile has a playful expression and there is licken growing on the right wing. The knobs at the insets of his eyebrows are worn away or broken off but you would never notice. c.1900. (22" x 15" x 10") (56cm x 38cm x 25cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $210.

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