Ivory okimono depicting a Nio 仁王 (one of the two watchmen that protect the entrance of a Buddhist temple) holding a large mokugyo (a Buddhist gong) inside which the seven wisemen of good luck are carved together with some of the Shitenno 四 天王 (Four Heavenly Kings). You can recognise Tamonten holding the pagoda. Above the mokugyo, Benzaiten sits leaning on another mokugyo while two oni climb around her.
Eyes in black horn.
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Original certificate compiled by Luca Mastromauro, an expert in Japanese art, registered with Milan Chamber of Commerce (no. 2617), which will be shipped with the lot.
This item cannot be sold to buyers outside the EU.
- Okimono, Sculpture
- Ivoire d’éléphant
- Période Meiji (1868–1912)
- Région/ Pays d’origine
- Titre de l’œuvre d’art
- A Nio 仁王 (Benevolent King) holds a double-shishi mokugyo from which the 7 Lucky Gods emerge
- Très bon état, voir la description
- 8×7×6 cm