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Japanese Bronze Statue of Hotei

Japanese cast bronze figure of Hotei, the god of happiness and prosperity. Hotei, with his characteristic large earlobes and belly, is a symbol of wisdom; dressed in a robe, his treasure bag suspended from a gnarled branch slung over his shoulder (the branch cast separately). Hotei originating in China as a historical Buddhist priest of the 10th century named Keishi who was called Putai no San (Mr. Linen Bag) because of the sack he carried. Statues such as these were commonly placed on a kamidana ("god shelf") in a kitchen as an auspicious figure.

Japanese cast bronze figure of Hotei, the god of happiness and prosperity. Hotei, with his characteristic large earlobes and belly, is a symbol of wisdom; dressed in a robe, his treasure bag suspended from a gnarled branch slung over his shoulder (the branch cast separately). Hotei originating in China as a historical Buddhist priest of the 10th century named Keishi who was called Putai no San (Mr. Linen Bag) because of the sack he carried. Statues such as these were commonly placed on a kamidana ("god shelf") in a kitchen as an auspicious figure.

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Japanese Bronze Statue of Hotei

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COUNTRY: Japan
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 20th century.
MATERIALS: Cast bronze.
CONDITION: Minor wear to surface. Otherwise, in very good condition.
HEIGHT: 15.25 in. (39 cm)
WIDTH: 15 in. (38 cm)
DEPTH: 9 in. (23 cm)
DEALER LOCATION: Seattle, WA
NUMBER OF ITEMS: 1
REFERENCE NUMBER: 1012238657224

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