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Zushi with figure of Myoken bosatsu, Japan, 19th c.

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Zushi with figure of Myoken bosatsu, Japan, 19th c.
$ 1,800

Shrine with sculpture of the bodhisattva Myoken, deity of the Polar Star and of the Big Dipper. He is dressed in Chinese garment, standing on the back of a dragon like turtle, holding an enormous sword. Behind his back a nimbus with seven discs, representing the seven stars of the Big Dipper. To the left the head of a snake pops out of nowhere. (Originally the you may find Myoken with turtle and snake or two turtles.) Japan, Edo period, 19th century.
Height case: 8 1/8 inches (21 cm).
Case: Usual wear and tear, on back label with the text: 19th century Japanese lacquer shrine of Buddha. C. 1820. Figure: Sword replaced, snake may be have been broken off elsewhere and glued to the wrong spot, traces of glue on back of turtle, to glue back deity, polychrome layer curling up and chipping off at places (showing the underlying white). Otherwise good condition.

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