A painted-wood figure of a seated Buddhist Deity or Shinto Kami
Lot 4
A painted-wood figure of a seated Buddhist Deity or Shinto Kami
Sold for £144 (US$ 235) inc. premium

Lot Details
A painted-wood figure of a seated Buddhist Deity or Shinto Kami
The base inscribed in kanji: "Kansei san (?), Ganshu, Kawamura Yoshi/Kichi" (The year of 1791, petitioner, Kawamura Yoshi/Kichi), inscription only part visible (old damage).
12cm (4¾) high.

Footnotes

  • Interestingly there was a tradition in Japan for inscribing the bases of earlier sculpture during the 18th Century. See, for instance, 'Shinto, The Sacred Art of Japan' (The British Museum Press)/ p.138, pl.61. Here, the Heian Period wood figure of a seated female kami, has an ink inscription to the base stating that in 1741 repairs and repainting were carried out to the sculpture.
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