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Kishibojin Bodhisattva Diety with Altar Stand -Wood, Laquer and Gold Gilt - Japan - 19th century

Lot reference 12337473

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A beautiful, rare, Japanese, guaranteed antique, wood and gold gilt Bodhisattva 'Kishibojin' and Altar, from the 19th century ( Altar Stand is from the 1960/70s)

Part of a family shrine imported directly from Japan.

In the Japanese tradition, Kishimojin is an aspect of Kannon, the goddess of mercy, and she bears the epithets "Bringer of Happiness" (歓喜母) and "Giver of Children and Easy Delivery" (子安鬼子母神).

She is also a cultural development of a response to the power of Christianity in Japan, with the obvious similarity to the iconography of Mary holding the Infant Jesus. This happened both in China and Japan with the iconography of Kannon/Kwan Yin and other female dieties of the Buddhist and Taoist cannon being changed. As such examples of these including Kishimojin are very collectable.

The gilded statue stands on a tiered, lotus throne, her hands holding a figure of a child. She still has remnants of hand painted robe details.

The Altar is also hand made in wood with laquer and gold gilt.

A wonderful set of pieces for the collector, altar, gift, or an impressive interior design statement.

CONDITION:

Good. Patina, wear, scratches, fading, dust. Loss of detail, loss of surface, loss of gold, laquer, and colour, usual for age/wear/use. Altar has minor wear.


AGE/ORIGIN:
Statue:Mid to late 19th Century. Japan. Altar: 1960/70s approximately.

DIMENSIONS:

Total Mounted Size:

10x5x2.5inches
15x12x6cms approximately

WEIGHT

500g approximately

Carefully packaged and shipped tracked and signed

Gb The Bodhisattva Emporium  

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Reviews given: 105
Member since: August 26, 2015
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    Very good, nicely packed. Beautiful object! Thanks!

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