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Japanese hand shrine, Bishamonten and Benten, 19th c.

Japanese hand shrine, Bishamonten and Benten, 19th c.


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Devotional Objects: Pre 1900: Item # 358551

Please refer to our stock # 10210 when inquiring.
  
$ 800

Small round zushi. The outside covered in nashiji. On the inside in relief are carved the images of Bishamonten, sitting on two little demons, holding a pagoda and a halberd. Inside the cover sits Benzaiten playing the biwa. Both images in plain, unpainted camphor wood. Diameter 2 1/8 inches (5.4 cm). Japan, 19th century. Wood slightly warped, gold lacquer on the outside dull (under influence of sunlight etc.), otherwise very good condition, very detailed carving.