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Bronze figure of Genjo Sanzo, Japan mid-late Edo period

Bronze figure of Genjo Sanzo, Japan mid-late Edo period


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Devotional Objects: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 976952

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$ 1,200

Small bronze sculpture of the Chinese monk Xuanzang (Jap. Genjo Sanzo) with a pile of Buddhist scriptures rolled up and stacked in the pack on his back and a lotus leaf over his head from which dangles an incense burner, as he returns to China from India. In his hands he was holding a scroll and a fly whisk that are today missing. Figure stands on an irregularly shaped base. Japan, mid to late Edo period, 18/19th century.
Height incl. base ca. 5.25 inches (13.3 cm).
Figure slightly at angle, although no stress marks visible in the bronze. Incense burner slightly bent, hands slightly damaged, missing the attributes.