Antique Stones Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1445015 (stock #908)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,400.00
A gilt-wood kebutsu Buddha nestled snugly in its original pierced-work sub-mandorla, which was originally attached to the main mandorla directly above a large main sculptural image. Early-Edo Period ca. 1650. Minor old repairs, with a string attached at the top for wall display.

Height: 28 cm
Width: 27.5 cm
Depth: 7 cm
Height of kebutsu Buddha figure only: 9.5 cm.

An elegantly sculpted mandorla fragment framing a lovely kebutsu Buddha. Highly decorative.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1444925 (stock #907)
Antique Stones Japan
$850.00
Standing 11-Headed Kannon Bosatsu, the figure's left hand holding a long-stemmed lotus bud and the right forming the segan-in mudra symbolizing the fulfillment of the vow, sculpted in relief from a brown-hued sedimentary stone. Clearly dated to the third year of the Kokwa Era (1846), late-Edo Period. Minor old loss, with dried lichen accumulation.

Height: 41 cm
Width: 21.5 cm
Depth: 15 cm
Packaged weight: 14 kg

At the upper-right of the figure appear two Japanese characters that translate as "No. 15," implying that this piece originally was placed among 32 similar depictions in a grouping of 33 Kannon Bosatsu stones. Buddhist thought maintains that Kannon Bosatsu has 33 manifestations, which belief is visually rendered in the stone medium in the form of 33 separately sculpted Kannon depictions. Groupings of 33 Kannon Bosatsu are extremely uncommon.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1444708 (stock #906)
Antique Stones Japan
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Seated 11-Headed Kannon Bosatsu, yosegi-zukuri joined-block wooden construction, the eyes of inset crystal, with remnants of lacquer and gilt. Kamakura Period ca. 1300. Two of the small kebutsu heads are missing on the back of the figure's head, and a wood-block comprising the figure's upper right leg has been replaced, as has the figure's left hand and accompanying accoutrement. The lotus-form dais and plinth are not original to the piece, but the dimensional correspondence is excellent.

Overall height, including lotus-form dais and plinth: 41.7 cm
Height of sculpture only: 27.0 cm
Width: 19.1 cm
Depth: 16.5 cm.

A superlative piece with significant age.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1443986 (stock #905)
Antique Stones Japan
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Seated wooden Buddha sculpted in ichiboku-zukuri from a solid block of wood. Heian Period ca. 1100. Old loss and insect damage. The black rectangular base shown in the photographs is not included.

Height: 37 cm
Width: 21.5 cm
Depth: 11.5 cm

A striking piece with significant age.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1443977 (stock #904)
Antique Stones Japan
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Seated Amida Buddha with hands in the jo-in meditation mudra, yosegi-zukuri joined-block construction, eyes of inset crystal, finished in lacquer and gilt, placed upon a gilt-wood lotus-form dais not original to the Buddha but of roughly contemporaneous manufacture. Momoyama Period ca. 1575. Very good condition, with slight cracking and loss to the lacquer-and-gilt finish primarily on the piece's upper-right garment extending down toward the hem of the sleeve, as well as old surface loss to the lotus-form dais, with desirable soot patination overall.

Height, including dais: 22 cm
Height of Buddha only: 18 cm
Width: 14 cm
Depth: 13.5 cm.

An elegantly sculpted small-scale piece with notable presence.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1443751 (stock #903)
Antique Stones Japan
$750.00
Gorinto (5-tiered stupa) sculpted in shallow relief from a gray-hued igneous stone. Momoyama/early-Edo Period ca. 1600. Minor old loss, with overall softening of the lines and contours.

Height: 26 cm
Width: 13.5 cm
Depth: 8 cm
Packaged weight: 4 kg.

The gorinto is a distinctively Japanese style of stupa comprising five geometric forms corresponding to (from bottom) earth, water, fire, wind, and ethereal space. The Japanese Shingon sect of esoteric Buddhism views the gorinto as a symbol of Dai-Nichi Buddha, who, underlying all things, manifests himself in the five elements making up the physical world.

A charming and unusually small-scale stone with significant age.

If placed outdoors, this stone can easily be inserted into the ground. For indoor display, it can be propped up against a wall or other form of lateral support.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1443396 (stock #902)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,000.00
Gorinto (5-tiered stupa) beneath an overarching pediment sculpted in shallow relief from a gray-brown igneous stone. Momoyama/early-Edo Period ca. 1600. Very minor old loss, with overall softening of the lines and contours.

Height: 54 cm
Width: 23 cm
Depth: 14 cm
Packaged weight: 24 kg.

The gorinto is a distinctively Japanese style of stupa comprising five geometric forms corresponding to (from bottom) earth, water, fire, wind, and ethereal space. The Japanese Shingon sect of esoteric Buddhism views the gorinto as a symbol of Dai-Nichi Buddha, who, underlying all things, manifests himself in the five elements making up the physical world.

A handsome piece, elegantly sculpted and with significant age.

If placed outdoors, this stone can easily be inserted into the ground. For indoor display, it can be propped up against a wall or other form of lateral support.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1443356 (stock #901)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,200.00
Nyoirin Kannon Bosatsu in characteristic seated pose of royal ease, sculpted figurally from a gray-brown igneous stone. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1750. Excellent condition, with very minor old loss and overall softening of the lines and contours.

Height: 36 cm
Width: 27 cm
Depth: 20 cm
Packaged weight: 17 kg.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1443156 (stock #900)
Antique Stones Japan
$2,600.00
Standing Shomen Kongo (lit., Blue-faced Vajrapani) sculpted in relief from a gray-hued igneous stone. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1700. Very minor old loss. Light lichen accumulation and remnants of dried moss.

Height: 48.5 cm
Width: 28.5 cm
Depth: 19 cm
Packaged weight: 33 kg

In the Esoteric Buddhist tradition, Shomen Kongo is a fearsome deva believed to protect against disease. With six arms/hands holding various symbolic Esoteric attributes, three eyes of which one is vertical, a monkey-head crown piece, a skull necklace, and a fearsome scowl, this is a classic Shomen Kongo depiction, with one remarkable exception: the round-headed pointy-eared critter poking out from beneath the garment at a point between and above the knees. While such a crotch-critter is neither accounted for in the literature nor typically observed on Shomen Kongo depictions, it is reasonable to assume that it was intended to function as a special amulet against venereal disease.

A thoroughly intriguing rarity with extraordinary presence. Highly collectible.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1440652 (stock #899)
Antique Stones Japan
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Jizo Bosatsu head fragment sculpted from a solid piece of wood, with black-soot patination overall. Heian Period ca. 1100. Minor old professional repairs.

Overall height, including custom-made wooden base: 38 cm
Height of head only: 18 cm
Width: 12 cm
Depth: 16 cm

An extraordinary piece with serious age.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1438874 (stock #898)
Antique Stones Japan
SOLD.
Standing Jizo Bosatsu, the hands forming the gassho adoration mudra, sculpted in relief from a brown-hued sedimentary stone, possibly chert. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1700. Minor old loss, with traces of polychrome and overall soot patination.

Height: 19.5 cm
Width: 12.5 cm
Depth: 5 cm
Packaged weight: 2 kg

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1438133 (stock #897)
Antique Stones Japan
SOLD.
Piece at left in first photo:
Height: 56.5 cm
Diameter of base: 23.5 cm
Packaged weight: 23 kg

Piece at right in first photo:
Height: 49.5 cm
Diameter of base: 20 cm
Packaged weight: 23 kg

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1437526 (stock #896)
Antique Stones Japan
$950.00
Jizo Bosatsu and Amida Nyorai standing side by side, Jizo with hands forming the gassho adoration mudra and Amida with hands forming the Amida jo-in meditation mudra, sculpted in relief from a gray-hued volcanic stone. Late-Edo Period ca. 1800. Excellent condition, with only minor old loss.

Height: 42 cm
Width: 22 cm
Depth: 15 cm
Packaged weight: 20 kg

An uncommon stone.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1437416 (stock #895)
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Pair of Bodhisattvas on Clouds, each piece sculpted in ichiboku-zukuri from a single block of wood and finished in polychrome and gilt. Kamakura/Nanbokucho Period ca. 1400, possibly earlier. Old repairs and loss, with desirable patination overall.

Piece at left in first photo:
Height: 32 cm
Width: 17.5 cm
Depth: 4 cm

Piece at right in first photo (and featured in photos in this listing):
Height: 31.5 cm
Width: 15.5 cm
Depth: 5 cm

The final photo is of a Bodhisattva on Clouds in the Heian-Period National Treasure grouping of 52 such pieces at Kyoto's Byodo-in. The pair on offer herein hails from a similar, albeit later-period, grouping of Bodhisattvas on Clouds.

Uncommon and highly collectible.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1437415 (stock #894)
Antique Stones Japan
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Pair of Bodhisattvas on Clouds, each piece sculpted in ichiboku-zukuri from a single block of wood and finished in polychrome and gilt. Kamakura/Nanbokucho Period ca. 1400, possibly earlier. Old repairs and loss, with desirable patination overall.

Piece at left in first photo (and featured in photos in this listing):
Height: 32 cm
Width: 17.5 cm
Depth: 4 cm

Piece at right in first photo:
Height: 31.5 cm
Width: 15.5 cm
Depth: 5 cm

The final two photos are of Bodhisattvas on Clouds in the Heian-Period National Treasure grouping of 52 such pieces at Kyoto's Byodo-in. The pair on offer herein hails from a similar, albeit later-period, grouping of Bodhisattvas on Clouds.

Uncommon and highly collectible.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1436399 (stock #893)
Antique Stones Japan
SOLD.
Two Jizo Bosatsu figures standing side by side with hands forming the gassho adoration mudra, sculpted in relief from a gray-hued volcanic stone. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1750. Very minor old loss.

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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1436102 (stock #892)
Antique Stones Japan
$750.00
Standing Jizo Bosatsu, the hands forming the gassho mudra of adoration, sculpted figurally from a volcanic stone. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1700. Minor old loss and overall softening of the lines and contours, with a patch of white lichen around the left eye.

Height: 31 cm
Width: 15.5 cm
Depth: 11.5 cm
Packaged weight: 6 kg

A charmingly rough-hewn Jizo stone.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1436039 (stock #891)
Antique Stones Japan
$1,400.00
Wooden Jizo head fragment with traces of gesso-like ground, the eyes of sculpted wood, displayed on a wooden stand. Nanbokucho~early-Muromachi Period ca. 1400.

Height of fragment only: 20.1 cm
Overall height, including display stand: 27.8 cm