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Scroll painting, Kobo Daishi, Japan, 19th c

Scroll painting, Kobo Daishi, Japan, 19th c


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Devotional Objects: Pre 1900: Item # 851333

Please refer to our stock # 10548 when inquiring.
  
$ 800

Hanging scroll with the image of Kobo daishi seated at a priest’s seat, holding a vajra and a rosary in his hands. His shoes and a ewer stand underneath his chair. He may be one of the other patriarchs of Shingon. Ink, mineral colors and gold on silk. Japan, 19th century.
Painted area: ca. 34.7 x 15.95 inches (93.1 x 40.4 cm); total length 65.2 inches (165.5 cm)
Scratch through upper part, few horizontal dull creases (backed with strips), basically good condition. Mounting with some damage.