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Zushi with sculpture of Bishamonten, Japan 19th c.

Zushi with sculpture of Bishamonten, Japan 19th c.


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Devotional Objects: Pre 1900: Item # 306382

Please refer to our stock # 10103 when inquiring.
  
$ 750

Miniature shrine, or zushi, with figure of Bishamonten, carved in wood. He is standing on a demon that is lying on a rock. In his left hand he holds a pagoda and in the right a short staff. Behind his head a mandala. The garment of Bishamonten is decorated in gold lacquer, the crown and mandala made of gilt copper. The inside of the doors decorated with waribishi design. The back of case inscribed Fu-kan-jo, written in red lacquer.
Height zushi 4 ½ inches.
Tip of pagoda missing. Zushi: cracks in lacquer, lacquer chips at the bottom, partly restored, short crack in right door.