Height: 24 cm
Width: 12.5 cm
Depth: 8.5 cm
Packaged weight: 4 kg.
Dosojin is the Japanese Shinto manifestation of a Chinese Taoist deity charged with guarding the border between this world and hell. Believed to obstruct the passage of evil spirits and gods of disease into human communities, Dosojin is associated particularly with roads, crossroads, mountain passes, village boundaries, and travel generally.
Because Jizo Bosatsu is Dosojin's honjibutsu, or Buddhist counterpart, Dosojin stones oftentimes take the form of two Jizo figures either standing or seated side by side.
A charming little Dosojin stone.
Height: 31 cm
Width: 15.5 cm
Depth: 11.5 cm
Packaged weight: 6 kg
A charmingly rough-hewn Jizo stone.
Height of fragment only: 20.1 cm
Overall height, including display stand: 27.8 cm
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Height of bosatsu fragment only: 54 cm
Overall height, including lotus-leaf-form dais: 66 cm
A sizable, elegantly sculpted fragment with significant age. Aesthetically pleasing and highly decorative.
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Height, including stand: 30 cm
Height of head only: 26.4 cm
Width: 13.5 cm
Depth: 14 cm
A handsomely classic Buddha head with significant age. Highly collectible.
Each piece with Height: 19 cm
Width: 47 cm
Each plaque with Height: 32.8 cm
Width: 13.5 cm
Thickness: 1.7 cm
Highly decorative painted plaques of exceptional quality.
Height 24.5 cm
Diameter of base: 16 cm
Diameter of mandorla: 30 cm
Thickness: 3 cm
Height of Kannon Bosatsu: 11 cm
Metallic screws and line inserted on the back of the mandorla for wall display.
Height of fragment only: 26 cm
Height, including stand: 32 cm.
This fragment is featured on page 85 of a Japanese-language book entitled "Furukute Utsukushii Mono" (Old, Beautiful Things), written by Mika Seki, owner of Shouun Gallery in Ginza, Tokyo, and Mika Gallery in Manhattan, published in Tokyo by Heibonsha/Corona Books in December 2010. The caption accompanying the photograph of this fragment (please see the final two photos included with this listing) dates it to the Heian Period (794—1185).
An old, beautiful thing, indeed, with a new, beautiful--and intriguingly intricate--display stand included.
Height: 22 cm
Height: 26.8 cm
Width: 18.2 cm
Depth: 12.0 cm
Height: 8 cm
Overall height, including display stand: 14 cm
Height: 10.5 cm
Overall height, including display stand: 14.5 cm
Height: 14 cm
Width: 7.5 cm
Depth: 6.5 cm
A subtly compelling visage.
Height, including base: 11.2 cm
Width of base: 5.5 cm
Depth of base: 7 cm
Packaged weight: 1 kg
A notably charming bear-like depiction of a female Sarugami (lit. monkey god), a popular Shinto deity associated with safe and easy childbirth. Uncommon.
Height: 27.5 cm
Diameter: 27 cm
Packaged weight: 28 kg
The sekidou is a style of Japanese stone monument akin to a classic stone lantern, the difference being a sekidou's incorporation of a solid hexagonal portion featuring relief-sculpted figures in place of a hollowed-out firebox found in a stone lantern. A fully intact sekidou appears in the final photograph.
An uncommon, desirable stone well-suited to garden display.
Height: 54 cm
Width: 29 cm
Depth: 18 cm
Packaged weight: 35 kg.