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Japanese Seated Figure of Benzaiten from Zushi

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Devotional Objects: Pre 1900: Item # 851639
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Very beautiful and detailed antique figure of Uga Benzaiten, she is carved of wood and painted with colored and gilt lacquer, she has eight arms each holding a different Buddhist objects, her elaborate crown is made of metal and includes glass beads which hang down and a torii gate which stands at the top, one of the details specific to Uga Benzaiten is the coiled snake that sits on top of her head with the head of a man, Edo Period. Size: 18 3/4" high x 10" wide x 7 1/2" deep. Size of zushi (shrine box): 24" high x 13 3/4" wide x 10" deep.