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Stone Daikokuten Shichifukujin Lucky God Edo 19 c.

Stone Daikokuten Shichifukujin Lucky God Edo 19 c.

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Sculpture: Pre 1900: Item # 1188332

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Daikyocho 27
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0015

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Daikokuten sculpted from a high-quality sandstone. Late-Edo Period ca. 1850. Very minor old loss.

Height: 13.8 cm
Width: 10.0 cm
Depth: 7.5 cm

Stone depictions of Daikokuten, one of Japan's seven lucky gods (shichifukujin), are uncommon. This finely sculpted example apparently has never been displayed outdoors and is therefore in nearly flawless condition. What appear to be abrasions or repairs on the upper edges of the two bales, just in front of the feet, are in fact natural intrusions of a grayish-white calcified substance.