Antique Stones Japan
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1249582 (stock #582)
Antique Stones Japan
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Seated Jizo Bosatsu with hands in the gassho mudra of adoration, figuratively sculpted from tuff, an igneous stone composed primarily of volcanic ash. Late-Edo Period ca. 1825. Very minor old loss, with surface pitting and softening of the lines and contours overall. Excellent lichen accumulation.

Height: 20.5 cm
Width: 15 cm
Depth: 10 cm

A blissfully meditative little Jizo stone, with good age and in excellent condition.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1248607 (stock #579)
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Isseki gorinto (single-stone 5-tiered stupa) sculpted in one piece from a gray-brown sandstone. Late-Edo Period ca. 1800. Very minor old loss, with patchy lichen accumulation.

Height: 31.5 cm
Width: 7 cm
Depth: 7 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, is manifested in the five elements making up the physical world.

A slender, sharply rectilinear gorinto, suitable for either indoor or outdoor display.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1245599 (stock #568)
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Standing Jizo Bosatsu, the hands holding a hoju (sacred jewel), sculpted in relief from a brick-hued sandstone. Clearly dated to the opening year of the Genji Era (1864), late-Edo Period. Minor old loss, with good lichen accumulation overall.

Height: 31.5 cm
Width: 19 cm
Depth: 13.5 cm

A classic, desirably patinated Edo-Period Jizo stone.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1700 item #1243835 (stock #566)
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Seated Amida Buddha, the hands placed centrally on the lap in the Amida jo-in mudra, sculpted in relief from a grayish igneous stone. Late-Muromachi Period ca. 1550. Very minor old loss.

Height: 49 cm
Width: 23 cm
Depth: 12.5 cm

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1242525 (stock #563)
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Gorinto (5-tiered stupa) sculpted in one piece from a brick-hued sedimentary stone. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1725. Old loss. Grayish lichen accumulation overall.

Height: 22.0 cm
Width: 7.8 cm
Depth: 7.5 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, is manifested in the five elements making up the physical world.

This gorinto is an unusually small-scale, and notably charming, example of type.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1241862 (stock #560)
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Standing Jizo Bosatsu, a long-stemmed lotus bud held in both hands, sculpted in relief from a brick-hued sandstone. Clearly dated to the fourth year of the Kaei Era (1851), late-Edo Period. Minor old loss. Variegated lichen accumulation.

Height: 37.5 cm
Width: 18.5 cm
Depth: 13 cm

Perched on a lotus-form dais with a lotus-bud bobbing balloon-like overhead, a notably charming Jizo, dated clearly to the mid-19th century.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1241110 (stock #558)
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Standing Jizo Bosatsu with hands in the gassho mudra of adoration sculpted in relief from a brick-hued sandstone. Clearly dated to the 18th year of the Meiji Era (1885). Very minor old loss and superficial cracks. Light lichen accumulation.

Height: 48 cm
Width: 23 cm
Depth: 15.5 cm

A classic standing Jizo sculpted in relief against an overarching funagata-style mandorla, the ears charmingly stylized, and a bonji (Sanskrit character) symbolizing Jizo Bosatsu incised above the figure's head.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1837 VR item #1237633 (stock #547)
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Standing male Shinto god, the hands holding a branch-type staff, sculpted in relief from a gray-hued igneous stone. Mid- to late-Edo Period ca. 1800. Minor old loss.

Height: 50 cm
Width: 27.5 cm
Depth: 15 cm.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1236525 (stock #542)
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Standing Jizo Bosatsu, the hands holding a hoju (sacred jewel), figurally sculpted from a gray-hued igneous stone. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1750. Very minor old loss, with overall softening of the lines and contours.

Jizo figure:
Height: 27 cm
Width: 10 cm
Depth: 9 cm

Lotus-form dais:
Height: 10 cm
Width: 28 cm
Depth: 25 cm

A relatively small-scale Jizo stone with outsize charm. The lotus-form dais, of similar age and stone type as the Jizo figure, is included.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1236110 (stock #541)
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Standing Jizo Bosatsu with hands forming the gassho adoration mudra, relief-sculpted from tuff against a funagata-style mandorla, together with a separately sculpted hexagonal base and lotus-form dais. Clearly dated on the hexagonal base to the fourth year of the Genbun Era (1739), mid-Edo Period. Old loss, most notably to the lower-left front edge of the Jizo sculpture and to a lower corner of the hexagonal base. Variegated lichen accumulation overall.

Jizo sculpture:
Height: 32.5 cm
Width: 15.5 cm
Depth: 14.0 cm

Hexagonal base:
Height: 26.0 cm
Width: 23.0 cm
Depth: 19.5 cm

Overall height: 58.5 cm.

A complete and intact original ensemble, elegantly rendered, with irrefutable mid-Edo Period temporal provenance. Outstanding.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1236005 (stock #540)
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Seated Jizo Bosatsu, the hands forming the gassho adoration mudra, sculpted in relief from a gray-hued igneous stone. Late-Edo Period ca. 1800. Very minor old loss, with traces of pigment.

Height: 32.5 cm
Width: 20 cm
Depth: 9.5 cm.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1700 item #1235390 (stock #539)
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Gorinto (5-tiered stupa) sculpted from a single piece of tuff, a sedimentary stone composed largely of volcanic ash. Early-Edo Period ca. 1650. Very minor old loss. Variegated lichen accumulation.

Height: 53.5 cm
Width: 13 cm
Depth: 12 cm.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1700 item #1233431 (stock #536)
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Gorinto (5-tiered stupa) sculpted from a single piece of brownish basalt. Late-Muromachi Period ca. 1550. Very minor old loss.

Height: 49 cm
Width: 16 cm
Depth: 16 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 squarely solid, notably handsome gorinto, in excellent condition.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1700 item #1232862 (stock #532)
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Standing Jizo Bosatsu, the right hand holding a shakujo (crozier) and the left a hoju (sacred jewel), sculpted in shallow relief from basalt. Momoyama/early-Edo Period ca. 1600. Minor old loss.

Height: 30 cm
Width: 20.5 cm
Depth: 8.5 cm

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1232549 (stock #531)
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Nyoirin Kannon Bosatsu in characteristic seated pose of royal ease, sculpted in bold relief from a high-quality gray-hued sandstone. Dated on the edge of the overarching mandorla to the 11th year of the Kansei Era (1799), late-Edo Period. Very minor old loss. Slight lichen accumulation.

Height: 48 cm
Width: 26.5 cm
Depth: 23 cm

An elegantly executed example of late-Edo Japanese stone sculpture with exceptional presence and in excellent condition, with irrefutable 18th-century temporal provenance.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1700 item #1229335 (stock #528)
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Jizo Bosatsu standing above a stylized lotus blossom with hands forming the gassho adoration mudra, sculpted in shallow relief from a blue-green schist. Clearly dated to the eighth year of the Enpo Era (1680), early-Edo Period. Minor old loss. Variegated lichen accumulation.

Height: 45 cm
Width: 19.5 cm
Depth: 11.5 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. If placed outdoors, it can be inserted easily into the ground.

A severely graphic Jizo stone with significant age.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1228616 (stock #527)
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Seated Jizo Bosatsu, the left hand holding a hoju (sacred jewel) and the right a shakujo (crozier), figuratively sculpted from a large-grained sedimentary stone. Mid- to late-Edo Period ca. 1800. Old loss, most notably to the back of the head. Slight lichen accumulation.

Height: 37 cm
Width: 26 cm
Depth: 15.5 cm

Sadogashima, an island in the Japan Sea off the coast of Niigata Prefecture, is famous for its production of a distinctive style of figuratively sculpted stone Jizo, of which this piece is a perfectly representative example.

All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1228172 (stock #526)
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Seated Seishi Bosatsu with hands forming this deity's characteristic gassho mudra of adoration, sculpted in relief from basalt. Mid- to late-Edo Period ca. 1800. Very minor old loss. Slight accumulation of dried moss and a single whitish patch of lichen.

Height: 35 cm
Width: 23 cm
Depth: 15 cm

An uncommon seated depiction of Seishi Bosatsu, the lines and contours of the figure still sharp and clear.