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A SMALL GILT BRONZE KAKEBUTSU
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A SMALL GILT BRONZE KAKEBUTSU

KAMAKURA PERIOD (12TH-13TH CENTURY)

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A SMALL GILT BRONZE KAKEBUTSU
Kamakura Period (12th-13th Century)
Of Yakushi Nyorai, one of the six Buddhas of meditation and the Buddha of healing, the reverse with a single pierced lug in its centre
1½in. (4.8cm.) high
Literature
Michael Dean, Sado - Island of Gold, International Netsuke Society Journal, Fall 1997, p. 14
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Lot Essay

Kakebutsu (or kakebotoke) are flat-backed hollow-cast bronze figures, often gilt, of the Buddha, Kwannon, Fudo Myo-o, Bishamon-ten and other Buddhist figures. They would originally have been attached, either singly or severally, to a wooden disk covered in skin-bronze, with a hanging ring on either side of the top, by which it would have been suspended between two of the pillars inside a temple.
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