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Daikoku with treasure bag, wood sculpture , mingei, Japan 19th c

Daikoku with treasure bag, wood sculpture , mingei, Japan 19th c


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Sculpture: Pre 1910: Item # 1330206

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Wooden sculpture of Daikoku sitting on a rice bale, spilling countless jewels (tama) from his treasure bag. Keyaki (Paulownia) wood, carved in a style reminiscent of ittobori. Japan, unsigned. Mingei. 19th century.

H ca. 11 x W 10 ½ in.

Tension cracks (consistent with material and age), several scuff marks, painters tape on bottom.