Signed Japanese Wood Sculpture of Tenjin, Meiji/Taisho.

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1920: Item # 1294310

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Wood sculpture most probably depicting Tenjin, the Shinto kami of scholarship, deification of the scholar, Poet and politician Sugawara no Michizane who lived in the Heian period. Shown seated with particular facial expression, fixed on a wooden base. Signed at the back. Condition: few traces of age. Dimension total: 25.5 cm high x 25.8 cm wide x 17.7 cm deep, weight: 1565 g.