Antique Stones Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1351975 (stock #744)
Antique Stones Japan
$950.00
Standing Amida Buddha, the hands placed centrally in the Amida jo-in concentration mudra, sculpted in relief from a gray-brown igneous stone. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1700. Minor old loss.

Height: 47 cm
Width: 26 cm
Depth: 15 cm

An uncommon depiction of a standing Amida Buddha with hands in the Amida jo-in concentration (conventionally, Amida depictions with this mudra are in the seated position).

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1351929 (stock #743)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,000.00
Gorinto (5-tiered stupa) sculpted in one piece from an igneous stone, most likely basalt. Muromachi/Momoyama Period ca. 1550. Very minor old loss. Variegated lichen accumulation.

Height: 39.5 cm
Width: 14 cm
Depth: 14 cm

The gorinto is a uniquely Japanese style of stupa comprising five geometric forms, which correspond (from bottom) to earth, water, fire, wind, and ethereal space. The Japanese Shingon sect of esoteric Buddhism views the gorinto as a symbol of Dai-Nichi Buddha, who, underlying all things, manifests himself in the five elements making up the physical world.

An especially well-proportioned example, with significant age.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1350969 (stock #742)
Antique Stones Japan
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Gorinto (5-tiered stupa) sculpted in four parts from tuff, an igneous stone composed largely of volcanic ash. Muromachi Period ca. 1500. Minor old loss. Excellent lichen accumulation overall.

Height: 49 cm
Width of base: 20 cm
Depth of base: 19 cm.

The gorinto is a uniquely Japanese style of stupa comprising five geometric forms, which correspond (from bottom) to earth, water, fire, wind, and ethereal space. The Japanese Shingon sect of esoteric Buddhism views the gorinto as a symbol of Dai-Nichi Buddha, who, underlying all things, manifests himself in the five elements making up the physical world.

Gorinto sculpted in four parts, the uppermost part comprising two of the five geometric forms, are far more uncommon than gorinto sculpted from a single stone.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1350513 (stock #741)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,400.00
Two Jizo Bosatsu figures standing side by side with hands forming the gassho adoration mudra, sculpted in relief from a fine-grained igneous stone. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1700. Very minor old loss. Light lichen accumulation.

Height: 44.5 cm
Width: 29 cm
Depth: 17.5 cm

Dosojin is the Japanese Shinto manifestation of a Chinese Taoist deity charged with guarding the border between this world and hell. Believed to obstruct the passage of evil spirits and gods of disease into human communities, Dosojin is associated particularly with roads, crossroads, mountain passes, village boundaries, and travel generally.

Designated as Dosojin's honjibutsu, or Buddhist counterpart, Jizo Bosatsu is the deity most commonly depicted in the case of Dosojin stones.

Sculpted with elegant simplicity, a charming Dosojin stone with good age and in excellent condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1349639 (stock #740)
Antique Stones Japan
$2,400.00
Wooden fragment of a seated Sougyou Hachiman, a popular Shinto deity (kami) invariably depicted in the form of a Buddhist monk. Nanbokucho/Muromachi Period ca. 1400.

Height: 26.8 cm
Width: 18.2 cm
Depth: 12.0 cm

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1349439 (stock #739)
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Itahi stupa, commonly referred to as an aoishitoba (lit. blue-stone stupa), sculpted in shallow relief from blue-green schist, featuring three bonji (Siddham seed syllables) symbolizing the Amida Triad comprising Amida Buddha, Kannon Bosatsu, and Seishi Bosatsu. Dated to the second year of the Enbun Era (1357), Nanbokucho Period. Minor old edge and surface loss.

Height: 71 cm
Width: 27 cm
Depth: 4 cm

An outstanding example of type, with irrefutable 14 c. temporal provenance and in excellent condition. Highly collectible.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1349018 (stock #738)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,600.00
Seated Koyasu Kannon Bosatsu, the right hand holding a long-stemmed lotus bud and the left arm supporting an infant child, sculpted in relief from a light-brown sedimentary stone. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1700. Minor old loss.

Height: 57 cm
Width: 31 cm
Depth: 20.5 cm

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1348675 (stock #737)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,000.00
Standing Jizo Bosatsu, the hands pressed together in the gassho mudra of adoration, figurally sculpted from a gray-brown igneous stone. Mid- to late-Edo Period ca. 1800. Minor old loss. Light lichen accumulation overall.

Height: 39 cm
Width: 16 cm
Depth: 12 cm.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1347886 (stock #736)
Antique Stones Japan
$3,000.00
Fragment (Jp. zanketsu) comprising the left arm and draping garment of a standing male deva (Jp. ten) guardian figure sculpted from Japanese cypress (Jp. hinoki), displayed on a custom-made stand of copper tubing and wood. Kamakura Period ca. 1300. Traces of lacquer and polychrome.

Height, including stand: 50 cm
Height of fragment only: 37 cm
Width: 21 cm
Depth: 10 cm
Stand width: 27.5 cm
Depth: 20.5 cm

A beautifully sculpted fragment with exceptional presence and significant age.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1347316 (stock #735)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,800.00
Shishi lion pair, one with mouth open ("ah") and the other with mouth shut ("un"), each sculpted from a single block of wood. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1700. Minor old wood loss and rubbing, with remnants of a white gesso-like foundation and traces of polychrome.

Approximate dimensions of each piece:
Height: 15.5 cm
Length: 22 cm
Width: 11.5 cm

A relatively diminutive yet formidable pair of guardian beasts, showing significant age.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1345351 (stock #734)
Antique Stones Japan
$900.00
Seated Fudo-Myo, an upright sword in the right hand and a rope in the left, sculpted in relief from tuff, an igneous stone composed primarily of volcanic ash. Late-Edo/early-Meiji Period ca. 1875. Very minor old loss. Light lichen accumulation.

Height: 33 cm
Width: 20 cm
Depth: 13.5 cm

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1343018 (stock #733)
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Jizo Bosatsu seated upon a stylized lotus-form base with hands holding a hoju (sacred jewel) and placed centrally on the lap, sculpted figurally from a fine-grained igneous stone of grayish hue. Early-Edo Period ca. 1650. Very minor old loss. Traces of black ink.

Height: 11.3 cm
Width: 7 cm
Depth: 5.7 cm

A nicely detailed, unusually small-scale Jizo stone, showing black-soot patination after centuries of usage as a devotional object displayed inside the butsudan (Buddhist altar) of a private Japanese household. Highly collectible.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1341646 (stock #732)
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Nyoirin Kannon Bosatsu in characteristic seated pose of royal ease, sculpted in relief from a brown-gray igneous stone. Mid- to late-Edo Period ca. 1800. Very minor old surface loss. Variegated lichen accumulation and patches of dried moss.

Height: 39.5 cm
Width: 26 cm
Depth: 13 cm

Beneath the figure appear two Japanese characters that translate as "No. 7," implying that this piece originally was placed among 32 similar depictions in a grouping of 33 Kannon Bosatsu stones. Buddhist thought maintains that Kannon Bosatsu has 33 manifestations, which belief is visually rendered in the stone medium in the form of 33 separately sculpted Kannon depictions. Groupings of 33 Kannon Bosatsu are extremely uncommon.

An elegantly sculpted, highly collectible stone.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1341027 (stock #731)
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Standing Jizo Bosatsu, the hands bearing aloft a hoju (sacred jewel), figurally sculpted from a gray-brown igneous stone. Clearly dated on the back to the seventh year of the Anei Era (1778), mid-Edo Period. Very minor old loss. Small inclusions of a whitish stone.

Height: 33.5 cm
Width: 14 cm
Depth: 12.5 cm.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1341025 (stock #730)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,200.00
Six-armed Nyoirin Kannon Bosatsu in characteristic seated pose of royal ease, defining attributes held in four hands, sculpted in relief from tuff, an igneous stone composed primarily of volcanic ash. Meiji Era ca. 1900. Very minor old loss. Variegated lichen accumulation and traces of polychrome.

Height: 37 cm
Width: 25 cm
Depth: 20 cm.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1340841 (stock #729)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,200.00
Standing Jizo Bosatsu, the right hand holding a pendant censer and the left a hoju (sacred jewel), sculpted in relief from granite. Momoyama~early-Edo Period ca. 1600. Very minor old loss, with softening of the lines and contours overall.

Height: 45 cm
Width: 20.5 cm
Depth: 12 cm.

Sculpted with a tapered base for insertion directly into the ground, this stone requires a wall or other form of lateral support if displayed indoors.

A winning Jizo stone with significant age and in excellent condition.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1340429 (stock #728)
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Buttou (lit. Buddha head) of a chinsou choukoku (Zen master portrait sculpture), sculpted in wood and finished in lacquer and polychrome, the eyes of inset crystal. Momoyama/early-Edo Period ca. 1600. Minor old loss.

Height: 22 cm

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1340223 (stock #727)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,400.00
Gorinto (lit. five-tiered stupa) sculpted in one piece from an iron-rich blue-gray igneous stone. Dated to the second year of the Eiroku Era (1560), Momoyama Period. Very minor old loss.

Height: 55 cm
Width: 15 cm
Depth: 13.5 cm

The gorinto is a uniquely Japanese style of stupa comprising five geometric forms, which correspond (from bottom) to earth, water, fire, wind, and ethereal space. The Japanese Shingon sect of esoteric Buddhism views the gorinto as a symbol of Dai-Nichi Buddha, who, underlying all things, manifests himself in the five elements making up the physical world.

On one side of this gorinto, five individual seed-syllables in Siddham script (Jp. bonji) are incised in a column.

An outstanding example of type, with good size, pleasing formal balance, and irrefutable 16th-century Momoyama-Period temporal provenance. Highly collectible.