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Bronze figure, monk priest Genjo Sanzo hoshi or Xuangzang, Japan

Bronze figure, monk priest Genjo Sanzo hoshi or Xuangzang, Japan


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Sculpture: Pre 1800: Item # 1427109

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Very rare cast bronze sculpture of the Chinese monk Xuanzang with a pile of Buddhist scriptures rolled up and stacked in the pack on his back and a lotus leaf over his head from which dangles an incense burner, as he returns to China from India.
In his hands he was holding a scroll and a fly whisk that are now missing. Figure stands on an irregularly shaped base. Japan, mid Edo period, 18th century.
Height incl. base ca. 5.25 inches (13.3 cm).
Hands slightly damaged.

Genjo Sanzo (Chin. Xuangzang) was a monk who went to India. Founder of the Hanya sect. He usually appears as one of the sixteen good spirits, rarely by himself.

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