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Zushi, Kishimojin with child, Japan, 19th century

Zushi, Kishimojin with child, Japan, 19th century


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Devotional Objects: Pre 1900: Item # 486586

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Very unusual figure of the terrible Kigyo Kishimojin, standing with a baby in her arms, holding up a pomegranate in her right hand. In this form she represents the protector of children. Almost abstracted wooden figure with dark patina. The mouth painted red, the eyes inlaid with glass or crystal painted with gold in reverse technique, the pomegranate made of a red kernel. Usually, when holding a child, she is depicted in a more human, motherly form. Japan, 19th century.
Height case: 13 inches (32.5 cm).
Figure in very good condition with one worm hole and tiny chip at seam at face. Base with one repaired boulder. Case basically in fine condition with beautiful hardware.