The Zentner Collection - For the Finest in Asian Antiques

Japanese Iron Sculpture of Bishamonten by Seiun

browse these categories for related items...
Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1940: Item # 1251371
The Zentner Collection
View Seller Profile
5757 Horton Street
Emeryville, CA 94608

Guest Book

sale price $6,000

Wonderful Japanese figure of the Buddhist deity Bishamonten (Hindu name: Vaisravana), made out of iron. Bishamonten is cheif of the Four Heavenly Kings and is the guardian of the northern direction (in Japan he is one of the Seven Lucky Gods), he holds a small pagoda in one hand symbolizing the divine treasure house, whose contents he both guards and gives away. Signed by the artist: Seiun. circa mid 1930's. Size: 25" high x 12" wide x 9" deep.