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Japanese Pair of Edo Period Wooden Shrine Guardian Fu-dogs

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Sculpture: Pre 1900: Item # 1319494
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Antique Japanese pair of wonderful Koma Inu shrine guardian fu-dogs, carved from keyaki (elm) wood. Traces of painted details in green, white and brown. Expressively carved with great curling manes and tails. One of the fu-dogs has a single horn on top of it's head. Edo Period. Size of taller fu-dog: 19" high x 9" wide x 16" deep. Size of fu-dog without horn: 17 1/2" high x 9" wide x 16" deep.