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Paintings pair: Aizen Myoo & Daiitoku Myoo, Japan 18 c

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Paintings pair: Aizen Myoo & Daiitoku Myoo, Japan 18 c

Small but exquisite scroll paintings in colors and gold on silk. The background in the upper halves in gold. Aizen Myoo sits on his typical lotus throne carried by a vase full of jewels, surrounded by a circular, red, flaming nimbus. Around the jewel filled vase scattered sacred treasures. Daiitoku Myoo is riding a long horned buffalo who jumps over waves. Colors and gold on silk. Rich brocade mounting with the chrysanthemum and the paulownia crests. Japan, Edo period, 18th century.
Painted silk: 9 x 16 7/8 in. (42.7 x 23.6 cm).
Restored tear in the upper half of the Daiitoku-painting, otherwise good conditions.
Wooden storage box.

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