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Zushi with sculpture of a 6armed Kannon , Japan 18th c.

Zushi with sculpture of a 6armed Kannon , Japan 18th c.

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Sculpture: Pre 1800: Item # 307494

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Small shrine, or zushi, with the figure of Kannon Nyoirin, sitting on a lotus base positioned on rocks. Carved in wood. The 6armed Kannon sits in position of royal ease, his head resting on his main right arms. In his other right hands he holds the wish-granting jewel (nyoi hoju) and a rosary. His main left hand rests on the lotus, while the others hold a script and a, now missing, lotus flower. He wears a crown and jewelry on his chest. Behind his head a halo. Height case 10 ½ inches. Some minor rubbing and lacquer chips, two tips of lotus petals broken and repaired, fringe of crown on right missing, few fingertips slightly chipped. Case: minor traces of usage. Overall condition very good.