• Japanese & Korean Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 2296

    Japanese & Korean Art

    24 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 595

    A Polychrome Wood Figure of Kichijoten


    Price Realised  


    A Polychrome Wood Figure of Kichijoten
    Edo period (18th century)
    Dressed in elaborate Tang dynasty-style robes with extensive ornamental detail of floral patterns, clouds, dragons, lions, pomegranates and phoenixes in red, green, blue, pink and black pigment and gilt, the face, hand and details applied with white powdered shell (gofun), the deity placed on a rock base set on a rectangular plinth, seated with the left hand holding a gilded jewel and the right hand closed to hold a once-present lotus stalk
    39in. (99cm.) high

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