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Small hand shrine (zushi), Shaka, Japan, 19th c.

Small hand shrine (zushi), Shaka, Japan, 19th c.


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Devotional Objects: Pre 1900: Item # 358314

Please refer to our stock # 10209 when inquiring.
  
$ 800

Small round zushi. Outside black lacquer with tiny yellow spots (traces of former gilding?). In low relief on the cover, additionally covered with gold lacquer the Sanskrit character for Shaka. On the inside, carved in relief Shaka sitting on a lotus throne, surrounded by a double mandala, decorated in white, black, red and gold. On the inside of the cover flowering lotuses in a pond have been painted in white, pink, green and gold. Diameter 2 5/8 inches (6.8 cm). Japan, 19th century. Some traces of usage on the outside, small chip on the outer edge of cover.