• Japanese and Korean Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 2193

    Japanese and Korean Art

    17 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1058

    Pair of Carved and Polychromed Wood Guardian Dogs (Koma-inu)

    EDO PERIOD (17TH-18TH CENTURY)

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    Pair of Carved and Polychromed Wood Guardian Dogs (Koma-inu)
    Edo period (17th-18th century)
    Expressively carved of cypress wood with curlicue manes and tails, the natural grain of the wood used to indicate the coils of fur, the mouths carved to articulate the mantra syllables ah and um; set on raised rectangular plinths also with traces of pigment
    22½ (57.2cm.) high; 16½in. (41.8cm.) long


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    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections