Japanese antiques at Welcome To Another Century Welcome To Another Century

Zushi hand shrine with Marishi-ten, Japan, Edo period

Zushi hand shrine with Marishi-ten, Japan, Edo period


browse these categories for related items...
Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Devotional Objects: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 487145

Please refer to our stock # 10377 when inquiring.
  
$ 550

Very small shrine with inside the wooden figure of the three-headed Marishi-ten (one boar's head), sitting on a lotus base carried on the backs of seven boars. In his hands he holds a branch of the asoka tree, a sword, bow and arrows. The carving is slightly abstracted, but nevertheless full of detail. The halo and attributes all in gilded metal. On the bottom a paper label with inscription in ink: An old Buddha from 150 -200 yrs. old that used to be carried by the Japanese who prayed to it for strength 1922 (or 1932) 20.- Japan, mid Edo period (around 1800).
Height case: 2 3/4 inches (6.9 cm).
Case with minor traces of usage, in very good condition. Snout of one boar chipped, some attributes damaged or missing, otherwise very good condition.