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GOSHINTAI - Shinto wood carving phallus

GOSHINTAI - Shinto wood carving phallus


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Wood: Pre 1920: Item # 1370811

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GOSHINTAI

Enshrined sacred wood carving phallus (approx. L 77cm (30.31in)) called 'Goshintai' (lit., 'Body of Kami (God)') in Shintoism. 19th - early 20th century, Japan. Primitively sublime carving of such rare large size, in well-touched and well-used condition by the people. Erects but not standable by only itself. (*Basically a paddy field boat in pics #10 is not attached.)


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