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Japanese Nyoi Priest's Scepter, Ruyi. 19th cent.

Japanese Nyoi Priest's Scepter, Ruyi. 19th cent.


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Devotional Objects: Pre 1900: Item # 1417210

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A nyoi scepter (in Chinese: ruyi = as you wish) made of a natural twisted and gnarled root wood. Nyoi is a ritual object, a Buddhist symbol of spiritual authority; also longevity and sagacity. Both in Japan and China all the Buddhist important Masters are represented sitting and holding a nyoi /ruyi. It has a very nice old patina, pleasant and smooth to the touch. L. 43,5 cm. From Edo/Meiji 19th cent. Good condition and with original brown tassel! The item is actually so much better in reality than the pictures!