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Stone Gorinto 5-Tiered Stupa Granite Edo 17 c.

Stone Gorinto 5-Tiered Stupa Granite Edo 17 c.

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Sculpture: Pre 1700: Item # 1305533

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Daikyocho 27
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0015

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Gorinto (five-tiered stupa) sculpted in one piece from granite. Early-Edo Period ca. 1650. Very minor old loss.

Height: 49 cm
Width: 14.5 cm
Depth: 14.5 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.

A sizable, squarely solid isseki gorinto in very good condition.