A fine and large gilt-bronze figural group of Benkei and two assailants
By Miyao Eisuke of Yokohama, Meiji Period
He stands, in the attire of a Yamabushi warrior priest, with one foot pressing down a smaller warrior, and holding aloft another who holds a circular shallow bowl with both hands, their robes decorated in gilt metal with various mon and medallions among dragons and ho-o birds amid swirling clouds, signed on a rectangular panel Miyao zo; affixed to a rectangular four-footed wood stand, lacquered in gold takamakie around the sides with running dragons and scrolling foliage. 65.5cm (25¾in) high incl. stand.