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Wooden statue of Bishamonten, Japan, early Edo period

Wooden statue of Bishamonten, Japan, early Edo period


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Sculpture: Pre 1800: Item # 291611

Please refer to our stock # 10087 when inquiring.
  
$ 2,000

Small sculpture Bishamonten, guardian deity of the north. On his head he wears a helmet. In his right hand he holds a stupa, in his left a long pole, that once must have been a halberd or a lance. With both his feet he stands on a demon-like creature on a rocky base. Polychrome wood. Japan, 18th century or perhaps somewhat earlier. Mingei. Height 16 ¼ inches. Some minor wear, broken halberd, generally in very good condition.