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Wooden sculpture of priest, Japan, 18th century

Wooden sculpture of priest, Japan, 18th century


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Sculpture: Pre 1800: Item # 487713

Please refer to our stock # 10385 when inquiring.
  
$ 1,500

Sculpture of a priest sitting with his legs crossed, his hands positioned on his knees, formerly holding a scroll and a rosary. He wears a robe with the usual red square pattern. His face is very rich in expression, his bare chest clearly shows his ribcage. Wood with a polychrome lacquer layer on top of gesso. Japan, 18th century.
Height 18 5/8 in., width 17 1/4 in., depth 12 in.
The lacquer rubbed in places, partly onto the bare wood, lacquer stabilized, some thin cracks in the lacquer surface, but basically in good and stable condition. Bottom of figure covered with felt.