Antique Stones Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1355957 (stock #753)
Antique Stones Japan
$750.00
Gorinto (5-tiered stupa) sculpted in one piece from a gray-hued igneous stone. Early- to mid-Edo Period ca. 1700. Very minor old loss. Variegated lichen accumulation.

Height: 41 cm
Width: 10 cm
Depth: 10 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.

With its bottom surface tapered for easy insertion into the soil, this gorinto will require some type of lateral support if displayed indoors.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1355956 (stock #752)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,400.00
Stone gorinto (lit. 5-tiered stupa) sculpted in four parts. Momoyama/Edo Period ca. 1600. Minor old loss. Variegated lichen accumulation.

Height: 44 cm
Width: 19 cm
Depth: 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. This is a charmingly small-scale example.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1354949 (stock #751)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,000.00
Two Jizo Bosatsu figures standing side by side with hands forming the gassho adoration mudra, sculpted semi-figurally from a brick-hued igneous stone. Mid- to late-Edo Period ca. 1800. Minor old loss.

Height: 20.5 cm
Width: 11.5 cm
Depth: 7 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.

Because Jizo Bosatsu is Dosojin's honjibutsu, or Buddhist counterpart, Dosojin stones oftentimes take the form of two Jizo figures either standing or seated side by side.

An unusually small-scale Dosojin stone possessing outsize charm. Highly collectible.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1354786 (stock #750)
Antique Stones Japan
$950.00
Jizo Bosatsu seated upon a lotus-form dais with centrally placed hands holding a hoju (sacred jewel), figurally sculpted in one piece from a fine-grained igneous stone. Mid- to late-Edo Period ca. 1800. Very minor old loss, with softening of the lines and contours overall. Very light lichen accumulation.

Height: 16 cm
Width: 12.5 cm
Depth: 12 cm

A notably charming little Jizo stone in excellent condition despite significant age. Highly collectible.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1354546 (stock #749)
Antique Stones Japan
SOLD.
Shotora Taisho, one of the 12 Heavenly Generals charged with protecting Yakushi Nyorai (Healing Buddha), sculpted from wood with joined-block construction (Jp. yosegi-zukuri) and finished in polychrome pigments with eyes of inset crystal, an ox head perched amid the dramatic up-do, standing upon a rectangular dais also of polychromed wood. Momoyama/early-Edo Period ca. 1600. Loss of mandorla and of attribute originally carried in the left hand as well as minor loss to the polychrome finish.

Height, including dais: 71 cm
Height of figure only: 63 cm
Width of dais: 21.5 cm
Depth: 19.5 cm

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1837 VR item #1354490 (stock #748)
Antique Stones Japan
SOLD.
Koshinto stupa featuring a standing six-armed Shomen-Kongo with three seated monkeys underfoot and a pair of chickens on the side, sculpted in relief from a high-quality granite. Clearly dated on the side to the 10th year of the Bunka Era (1813), late-Edo Period. Very minor old loss. Light lichen accumulation.

Height: 54 cm
Width: 25 cm
Depth: 20 cm

Highly collectible.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1354475 (stock #747)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,800.00
Seated Amida Nyorai, the Buddha of the Western Paradise, with hands placed centrally on the lap in the Amida jo-in concentration mudra, sculpted in bold relief from a brick-hued sedimentary stone. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1750. Minor old loss. Light lichen accumulation.

Height: 53.5 cm
Width: 30.5 cm
Depth: 18.5 cm

An elegantly sculpted piece with exceptional presence.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1352548 (stock #746)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,100.00
Height: 22 cm
Width: 18.5 cm
Depth: 15 cm

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1352538 (stock #745)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,250.00
Seated Amida Buddha, the hands placed centrally on the lap in the Amida jo-in concentration mudra, sculpted in relief from schist. Muromachi Period ca. 1500. Very minor old loss and softening of the lines and contours overall, with variegated lichen accumulation. Includes custom-made wooden display stand.

Overall height, including display stand: 37 cm
Height of Amida stone: 36 cm
Width: 14.5 cm
Depth: 9.5 cm
Height of display stand: 8 cm
Width: 31 cm
Depth: 16 cm

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

By convention, the Amida jo-in concentration mudra is reserved for seated depictions of Amida Buddha, an apparent concession to the inherent difficulty of simultaneously concentrating and standing. This standing Amida with hands forming the Amida jo-in concentration mudra is therefore a distinct rarity.

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.

A notably handsome, well-proportioned example, with significant age.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1350969 (stock #742)
Antique Stones Japan
SOLD.
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
$2,200.00
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)
Antique Stones Japan
$2,200.00
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

An exquisitely sculpted fragment with significant age.