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Zushi with image of Benten, Japan, 19th century

Zushi with image of Benten, Japan, 19th century


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Devotional Objects: Pre 1900: Item # 467228

Please refer to our stock # 10347 when inquiring.
  
$ 1,600

Small shrine, or zushi, with the image of Benten, sitting on a lotus seat, holding a jewel in her left hand, a (now missing) sword in her right hand. On her head a crown in the shape of a torii. Seated on her head is also snake bodied Ugajin. Behind her head a halo with jewels.
Height 9 ¼ inches (23.7 cm).
Case with clear traces of usage, gilding on the hard ware rubbed off, gold on inside showing rubbing. Pigments on the figure and base slightly chipping, sword missing, otherwise very good condition.