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Zushi with figure of Benten, Japan, 19th century

Zushi with figure of Benten, Japan, 19th century


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Devotional Objects: Pre 1900: Item # 487438

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$ 2,200

Shrine with a finely carved sculpture of the Bodhisattva Benten, sitting with crossed legs on a throne made of lotus leaves. She holds her two hands folded together in front of her face. In her hair there is a small shinto torii, her typical headdress. She sits in front of a disc shaped mandorla. Polychrome decorated (hair and mouth) wood with ornaments in gilded metal. Japan, 19th century.
Height case: 8 1/4 inches (20.5 cm).
Case: Traces of usage (lacquer partly cracked along seams, some small dents and some lacquer chips, especially along lower edge of reverse. Figure: Chip at tip of scarf on right, scarf broken in 2 spots and repaired, otherwise very good condition.