Early Edo period, 17th century.
Enjoy this small local wooden folk Buddhist statue called 'Minshu-Butsu' (or 'Minkan-Butsu'), dated back to the indicated age but could also be earlier.
It is unique and soften modeled with calm smiling in 'Gassho' pose, coated with mature paint and an impressing merciful aura.
The statue shows the wear of time and draws its beauty from it. It is sprinkled with gold on the front; the back must have been against a wall or a pillar as it is bare, flat and shows the mark where it was joined. The crown has been repaired. The statuette has been mounted and glued to a wooden block at some point in time.
Aesthetic antique condition as is.
Size: 6 x 16,5cm (19 with stand)/ 2,2 x 6,6''