All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1239179 (stock #131149 )
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Marishi-ten, a bodhisattva associated with light and the sun, depicted atop a wild boar dressed in armor. Circa mid-late Edo period, late 18th- early 19th century. He has three heads, fierce expressions, with a third eye in each forehead. Marishi-ten has six arms, which hold a sword, fan, and bow and arrow, as well as a long spear. The deity’s left foot rests on a chakra wheel on the back of the boar...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1211389 (stock #130337)
Unusual piece depicted Black Fudo Myo-o. Executed with ink and pigments on paper. Fudō Myō-ō is the central deity in all Myō-ō groupings. Fudō is a personification of Dainichi Nyorai, and the best known of the Myō-ō, who are venerated especially by the Shingon sect of Japanese Esoteric Buddhism. Here depicted is a Black Fudo. Black Fudo Myo-O deified as a god of earth and teaches the greatest difficulty can be overcome by perseverance...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1206420 (stock #130510)
Sanskrit Buddhist Calligraphy “abiraunken“ represents Womb Realm Dainichi Buddha. Executed with ink wash on paper. Dainichi Nyorai(Buddha) is the central deity of Esoteric Buddhism. Dainichi (lit. "Great Sun") is worshiped as the supreme, primordial sun Buddha and also appears as the central figure of the Five Wisdom Buddhas. In the Womb Realm, Dainichi represents the epistemological presence that embodies wisdom...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1201050 (stock #091018)
Antique Buddhist painting of Monju Bosatsu. Monju symbolizes wisdom and the enlightened mind, and represents as the personification of the Buddha's teachings. The painting is depicted bosatsu sits a top of shishi (lion) executed in comical style with confident ink brush strokes. Painted on paper. Signed Kasho, which is the artist name of Ikeno Taiga, and sealed.
Ike no Taiga (1723-1776) was a Japanese literati painter and calligrapher active during mid Edo period...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1176999 (stock #110958)
Jurojin, the God of longevity. On the scroll that he holds is written the lifespan of all living things. Painted with ink on paper. Signed and sealed. The piece is attributed to Suzuki Rinsho (1732-1803). The artwork is in reasonable condition with some marks present due to age. The work has been restored sometime in the past. There are some marks, stains and light damages visible on the mounting...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1166361 (stock #100807)
The painting depicted court musicians playing divine music called Bugaku. Bugaku is a Japanese court music accompanied by dancing. Here one of the players plays shen (a bamboo instrument first produced in China in 7th century) and the other one sounds a massive drum with mitsudomoe crest (three comma-shaped figures in a circle). Bugaku carries a ritualistic implication and is usually played at the start before dance performance begins. Bugaku purifies the stage. Painted with ink and pigments...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1162931 (stock #120240 )
Hotei, or Budai in Chinese, very well depicted dozing off or perhaps contemplating on the linen bag, in which he carries precious things. Painted on silk with ink...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1162910 (stock #111054)
Unique Zen ink wash painting depicts scroll and bamboo broom representing Kanzan and Jittoku. Kanzan and Jittoku were Zen eccentric monks thought to have lived at a monastery on Mt. Tendai in China during the Tang period (618-907). They had a thorough knowledge of Buddhist philosophy. Kanzan often depicted holding a scroll, presumably of his poetry, while Jittoku holding a broom, indicating his position as a scullion at a monastery. Their unconventional appearances have often been painted by Zen...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1151468 (stock #120502)
A Japanese sword depicted with one powerful stroke of brush. Painted with ink on paper. Zen is a state to become enlightened by one's own efforts through facing oneself. Since Kamakura period samurai had spent days of fighting over one another, or sometimes even between family members. For those in search of undaunted heart in the face of death, Zen Buddhism was widely accepted. The Japanese historically well known samurai such as Uesugi Kenshin, Miyamoto Musashi as well as Yagyu Munenori were k...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1141756 (stock #100206)
Fudo Myo-o, Acala; the God of Fire depicted bearing a dorje on his right hand and noose on his left hand, seated on a wooden pedestal. His fore teeth are biting his lower lip. It is very unique to see this depiction of Fudo, as most Fudo Myo-o commonly holds a sword, standing or seated on a rock base and his lower teeth biting the upper lip. According to the Besson Zakki, which is a miscellaneous record of classified sacred images originally compiled by the painter-priest Shinkaku(1117-1180) dur...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1126002 (stock #111174)
The painting features a courtesan mounted on a white elephant. She is an incarnation of Fugen Bosatsu, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. The story of the subject comes from a Japanese Buddhist folklore: On the way to Tennoji temple, a Buddhist monk stopped a village called Eguchi, which was well known as one of the most flourished entertainment area. As he was caught by a sudden rain, he asked a courtesan for a night's lodging in the village. However she refused his request. He grumbled and intoned...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1114486 (stock #110920)
Fudo Myo-o appears from a cloud. Clouds are also depicted as an embodiment of the energy or vital force of the cosmos. Fudō Myō-ō is the central deity in all Myō-ō deities, who are Five Wisdom kings of Womb Realm. Fudo literary means immovable and is the destroyer of delusion and a principal protector of Buddhism. His immovability refers to that aspect of mind (Buddha-Nature or True self), which is forever unmoved - perfectly stable and unchanging. Despite his furious ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1110520 (stock #111014)
Japanese hanging scroll, Muromachi period, circa 16th century. This large antique Buddhist painting features Gundari Myōō (Skt. Kundali), one of the five major Wisdom Kings in Buddhism, steps on white lotus pedestals on a high rock, suggesting the 'Great Womb Mandala', the central image of Japanese Esoteric Buddhism. Gundari is a wrathful emanation of Hosho nyorai (Skt. = Ratnasambhava), who is also one of the five great Buddha, and expresses the identity of earthly passions and spirit...