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Wooden sculpture, Jinmu tenno, Japan, 20th century

Wooden sculpture, Jinmu tenno, Japan, 20th century


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Sculpture: Pre 1930: Item # 1301025

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Large carving in one block of wood. The Emperor Jinmu, the legendary first emperor of Japan, standing in his typical way, sword and long bow in his hands, arrows on his back, looking up to see the Yata Crow that leads him and his troops through Yamato. The original bow has been lost and is now replaced by a curved stick. Very good carving, using the grain of the wood to the advantage of the sculpture. Japan, Taisho or early Showa period.

H without stick 33 ½ inches

Detailed carving, good patina, few minor chips on the base, on the edges of his garment and in beard. All in all excellent condition.