Here we show you a real rare antique and authentic small wooden hand carved Buddha Statue in form of a Bodhisattva, called Myoken Bosatsu.
It was made more than 140 years ago in the late Edo Period. The eyes of the statue are made of crystal and that technique is called gyokugan.
Myōken Bodhisattva, or Myōken Bosatsu in Japanese) is a bodhisattva, who is the deification of the North Star. It is mainly associated with the Nichiren, Shingon and Tendai temples. Those pieces are hard to find.
The condition is good. Age appropriate wear and stains, and tiny repairs have been made near the sword and at the left hand due to the high age of this artwork. It comes with a wooden box.
Size: High 16,3cm (6,4'') - Wide 12,5cm
(4,9'') - Diameter 8,9cm (3,5'')