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...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1239179 (stock #131149 )
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 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 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. Sealed. It comes in poulownia wood store box. There are some stains and tiny insect damages are present on the painting, otherwise it is in good condition. The mounting is very good condition with light creases...
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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1293656 (stock #140226)
Eleven-Headed Kannon Bodhisattva stands on a pedestal, with holding a golden lotus. Gold paint on silk...
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...