Antique Stones Japan
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1700 item #1378085 (stock #802)
Antique Stones Japan
A matched pair of decorative plaques incorporating a stylized peony (Jp. botan) motif, each plaque sculpted from a single piece of zelkova (Jp. keyaki), a relatively hard, heavy wood, and left unfinished. Early-Edo period ca. 1650. Minor old edge loss, cracking, and discreet repairs.

Diameter of each plaque: 32 cm
Depth: 5 cm

Sculpted with a notably robust elegance and in excellent condition despite significant age, this pair of decorative plaques, originally displayed in a Japanese temple or shrine, was de-accessioned from the holdings of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1492 item #1335028 (stock #717)
Antique Stones Japan
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Standing Fudo-Myo nagarebutsu (lit. flowing Buddha) sculpted from a single block of wood (ichiboku-zukuri), displayed on a custom-made wooden stand. Late-Heian to Kamakura Period ca. 1100–1300. Stable condition, i.e., fumigated against further intrusions by wood-devouring insects.

Height, including display stand: 57 cm
Height of Fudo-Myo figure only: 42 cm
Width of display stand: 30 cm
Depth of display stand: 20 cm

An exceedingly uncommon piece, elegantly displayed. Highly collectible.