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Zushi, Kokuzo bosatsu, lotus pond, Japan, early 19th c.

Zushi, Kokuzo bosatsu, lotus pond, Japan, early 19th c.


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Circular hand shrine, or zushi, in two halves. On the inside, one half shows, carved, the bodhisattva Kokuzo with a sword in the right and a jewel in his left hand. He sits on a lotus base, placed on a rock. Details of the carving and the background painted in gold, black, iron red and malachite green. The other half shows a two-toned gold painted decoration of a lotus pond, a rock and a cloudy sky. The outside left plain. Comes with a custom made wooden stand. Japan, Edo period, early 19th century.
Japan, Edo period, early 19th century.
Diameter: ca. 1 ¾ inches (4.4 cm).
Scarf tip on the right side of figure missing, scarf on the left repaired, sword repaired (all original pieces), otherwise very good condition.