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Small figure of Nichiren, lacquered wood, Japan, 19c

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Small figure of Nichiren, lacquered wood, Japan, 19c
$ 750

Sitting figure of a stern looking Nichiren, founder of the Nichiren sect. In his left hand he holds the scroll with the lotus sutra. In his right hand he holds a mace. Inscription in red lacquer on the back. Light wood (hollow), covered with black lacquer. Head in separate piece with crystal eyes.
Edo period, 19th century.
Height 3 in. (9.6 cm); width at bottom 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm).
Several lacquer chips, nose repaired, lacquer cracked along wooden joints, otherwise good condition.

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