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Stone Water Basin Mizubachi Chouzubachi Muromachi 15 c.

Stone Water Basin Mizubachi Chouzubachi Muromachi 15 c.


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Sculpture: Pre 1492: Item # 1240094

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Octogonal stone water basin (Jap. mizubachi, or chouzubachi) sculpted from tuff, a sedimentary stone composed largely of volcanic ash. Muromachi Period ca. 1450, possibly earlier. Minor old loss. Heavy lichen accumulation.

Height: 20.5 cm
Exterior diameter: 58 cm
Interior (basin) diameter: 44.5 cm
Basin depth: 8 cm

A sizable, notably handsome water basin with excellent age.