Buddhist Figures - Edo period 18th century
Gilt wood carving of seated Dai Nichi Nyorai on lotus frond.
W 260mm H 1020mm
Buddhist Figures - Edo Period 18-19C
Lacquered wooden Zushi,depicting a seated Buddha surrounded by 18 Lohans. (4890)
W 253mm H 310mm
Buddhist Figures - 12C Heian Period
Japanese Shinto seated female deity in Hinoki-wood.(3498)
W 155mm H 350mm
Buddhist Figures - Edo period 18th C
A seated Daruma carved from cyprus wood in sections.(Bodhidharma)
W 540mm H 610mm
Buddhist Figures - Early Heian period,10th Century
Sugi cedar wood carving of a jumping Shinto deer mounted on a board. Sold with The Radio-Carbon Dating certificate.
W 330mm H 470mm
An important and very rare wood sculpture of Amidabosatsu
With serene expression and downward looking eyes this sculpture is carved and assembled from cypress wood in yosegi-zukuri (multiple block) technique and modeled as Amida (The Buddha of immeasurable light and infinite life who resides in the Western Paradise) seated in the lotus position. The right hand is raised while the left hand is lowered, each hand forms a closed circle by joining the index and the thumb, this is known as Ai-i-in gesture, and symbolizes the perfect and eternal Law of the Buddha. This particular gesture signifies the descent of Amida Buddha to earth in order to pursue the souls of the dead. Clothed in a heavy robe with uneven thick folds, the anatomy is not visible apart from the muscular chest, which is left bare.
His eyes are made of crystal glass with the pupils painted in black, providing a sense of realism, which was a popular notion towards the end of the 12th century. The craftsman would place handmade white paper behind the crystal, before the crystal was inserted inside the head. The crystal eye and the wood backing is held in place with small bamboo pins. His heavy robe is elaborately decorated with thinly cut gold leaf, a technique known as kiri-kane.
Hinoki (cypress wood), kiri-kane (cut gold leaf) and inlaid crystal eyes.
Kamakura period (AD 1185-1333)
H 385mm D 55mm
Buddhist Figures - Edo period
Gilt wood carved Boddhisattva seated on the original base.
W 360mm H 470mm
Buddhist Figures - Edo period or earlier
A copper gilt Reliquary, Sutra tray, Sutra box and cover and Incense container.
W 330mm H 145mm
Buddhist Figures - Heian period 794-1191
Buddhist Sutra, painted in gold
W 1020mm H 252mm
Buddhist Figures - Nara period C.765-770
Hyakuman Tou, one of the Million Pagoda Set, commissioned by the Empress Shotoku(reigned765-770), Lower Part:Turned Hinoki(Japanese Cypress) 13.3cm H, 10.2cm D(Bottom), 182g(weight), Top Part: Turned Katsura Tree 8.3cm H, 8.9g(weight) Together with Darani-Kyo
W 102mm H 216mm