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    Sale 11930

    AN INQUIRING MIND: AMERICAN COLLECTING OF JAPANESE AND KOREAN ART

    15 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 16

    A pair of wood guardian dogs (koma-inu)

    NAMBOKUCHO - MUROMACHI PERIOD (14TH - 15TH CENTURY)

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    A pair of wood guardian dogs (koma-inu)
    Nambokucho - Muromachi period (14th - 15th century)
    Both carved with curlicue manes and tails, the mouths carved to articulate the mantra syllables ah and um, inset with crystal eyes, with traces of lacquer, polychrome pigments and gilt; set on raised rectangular plinths
    13 ¾ in. (35 cm.) long each


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