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Zushi, figure of Nichiren, Japan, Edo period/18th c.

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Zushi, figure of Nichiren, Japan, Edo period/18th c.
$ 2,000

Shrine with inside the figure of Nichiren sitting on a seven tiered elevation. Halfway up the elevation two demons are crouching, holding up the upper half of the elevation. Nichiren hold a hand scroll in his left hand, a mace in his right. He wears a richly decorated garment. Most of the decorations may have been in gold, now oxidized and gone. Lacquered wood with crystal eyes. Measurements of case: H 12 5/8; W 8 ; D 6 in. (31.5 x 21.2 x 16.6 cm). Edo period, 18th century. Case with slight traces of usage. Figure with some cracks and missing lacquer around the joints in the wood, cracks in the face, generally good and stable condition.

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