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Zushi, ceramic sculpture of Fudo Myoo, Japan 19th c

Zushi, ceramic sculpture of Fudo Myoo, Japan 19th c


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Devotional Objects: Pre 1900: Item # 366168

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$ 1,200

Highly unusual figure of Fudo Myoo sitting on a high rock before a flaming halo. In his right hand he holds a sword, in his left a rope. On lower levels of the rock formation sits Seitaka doji, holding his scarf in his left hand and a, now missing, club in his right, and stands Kongara doji, holding a lotus flower in his hands. Light brown clay, fired at low temperature, painted dark brow. Back of halo inscribed with name of temple and donors? The rope in Fudo’s hand is twisted metal wire, the sword is made of clay and wood. Country style, folk art. Probably 19th century.
Height figure 8 in. (20.8 cm), height box 11 ¼ in. (29 cm).
Paint is flaking here and there, pieces of the halo broken off and put back (best seen in photo of the back, where they show up as purple), some larger chips at bottom of base repaired. All in all good and stable condition.