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Antique Japanese Raijin God of Lightning, Thunder, and Storm

Antique Japanese Raijin God of Lightning, Thunder, and Storm


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre 1920: Item # 1351903
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Antique Japanese carved Keyaki hardwood Raijin, God of lightning, thunder, and Storm. A protector deity for the Shinto religion. The surface of the grain is raised with the original red rimpa paint still intact. Typically these sculptures would be very fierce with demonic features. Which in this case, is contrary which makes it more benevolent, compassionate, and sympathetic in its appeal. The condition of the piece is consistent of its age. Minor repairs on base with large iron staple.

Edo Period 19th Century

47" x 18" x 13"