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Zushi, Shichimen, Kishimojin, Nichiren, Japan, 18th c.

Zushi, Shichimen, Kishimojin, Nichiren, Japan, 18th c.

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Devotional Objects: Pre 1800: Item # 492299

Please refer to our stock # 10403 when inquiring.
see number 492282

Finely carved wooden figure of Gyochu Kishimojin, the hands folded together in prayer, standing on an upside down lotus leaf, positioned on a rocky base. Plain wood, carved in a slightly facetted way that gives texture to his garment and skin. The base and the lotus gilded over lacquer. Inscribed on back: Kishibojin, opening of the eyes, Nichiren. Inscribed in black ink on bottom of lotus leaf: Hirono Naomasa. Japan, Edo period, 18th century.
Height without base 7 ¼ in. (18.3 cm).
Left foot missing, left hand pinky finger broken, chip at left sleeve, few minor old chips at edges, basically good and stable condition.

This piece is part of a Nichiren zushi, that is listed under no. 492282.