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Monumental Japanese Temple Guardians

Monumental Japanese Temple Guardians

Monumental Japanese Temple Guardians Monumental Japanese Temple Guardians. Both standing astride with a bare muscular chest adorned with jewellery, wearing a knee-long skirt, and surrounded by a billowing shawl, the hair tied into a chignon, the hands in a gesture of...

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Gilt Wood Guardian Lions

Gilt Wood Guardian Lions

Gilt Wood Guardian Lions Gilt Wood Guardian Lions, each lion is carved from a single piece of wood, their manes and eyebrows are painted in green and blue pigments with gilt highlights over the rest of the body, their eyes are detailed with black irises outlined in...

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Magnificent Painted Figure of Idaten

Magnificent Painted Figure of Idaten

Magnificent Painted Figure of Idaten Magnificent Painted Figure of Idaten. Rare and large wooden standing Idaten (Sanskrit: Skanda) with folded hands in front of him with traces of gilding and polychrome, clad in an ornate suit-of-armour with tiger skin at the back...

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Fine Samurai Armor

Fine Samurai Armor

  Fine Samurai Armor S O L D  Fine Samurai Armor. Myochin Munemasa Kuro Urushi Nuri Mogami Dou Gusoku Armor Early Edo period, ca. 1650 A.D. Signed by Myochin Munemasa. The Myochin school has been the most active family of samurai armor makers. Thank to the wide...

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Figure of Bodhisattva Fugen

Figure of Bodhisattva Fugen

Figure of Bodhisattva Fugen S O L D Figure of Bodhisattva Fugen. With finely carved and gilt Buddha atop carved and painted elephant, all above a rock form wood stand Height: 37 cm. From Japan Edo period, first half of the 19th century AD The bodhisattvas Fugen...

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Gilt Carved Figure of Amida Nyorai (Amitabha)

Gilt Carved Figure of Amida Nyorai (Amitabha)

Gilt Carved Figure of Amida Nyorai (Amitabha) S O L D Gilt Carved Figure of Amida Nyorai (Amitabha). gilt carved figure of Amida with applied jewels with cloud mandala (detached), Edo period (1615 - !868), Japan, high 37 cm. Provenance: From the unique collection of...

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Unique Ebonised Shrine with Izuna Gongen

Unique Ebonised Shrine with Izuna Gongen

Unique Ebonised Shrine with Izuna Gongen S O L D  Unique Ebonised Shrine with Izuna Gongen. The zushi in the form of a gong, the interior carved with a figure of Izuna Gongen standing on a fox, with two armed attendants, door missing, Meiji period, Japan, 26cm wide...

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Rare Polychrome Wood Figure Taishakuten

Rare Polychrome Wood Figure Taishakuten

Rare Polychrome Wood Figure Taishakuten Rare Polychrome Wood Figure Taishakuten.  Standing carving of a warrior Taishakuten, using the yosegi zukuri technique, gofun, lacquer and pigment with mother-of-pearl inlay, on an associated stand. Muromachi period (1336-1573),...

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