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Japanese Six Panel Screen with Hotei, Edo Period, Early 19th Century

$6,500

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A delightful Japanese six panel painted paper screen featuring the beloved figure Hotei, Edo Period, early 19th century. Hotei, called Budai in China, and known as the Laughing Buddha or Fat Buddha in the West, is considered to be an emanation of Maitreya, the Buddha of the Future. In Japan, he also holds a special place as one of the Seven Lucky Gods, being the god of fortune, and protector of children. He is always portrayed as a mirthful and corpulent man, dressed in loose robes that show off his round belly. He carries a sack with him, said to be filled with treasure. As the protector of children, he is often portrayed with them playing on or around him, as he is here. The children portrayed in this screen are dressed in Chinese style clothing, and play in the Chinese style garden setting. The screen mounted in the traditional manner, bordered by silk and framed in wood.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 54.5 in. (138.43 cm)Width: 111 in. (281.94 cm)Depth: .75 in. (1.91 cm)
  • Style
    Edo (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1820
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor structural damages. Minor fading. With water staining and some buckling to the paper. The paper hinges reinforced. The colors still vibrant.
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU894717449022

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    Ships From: Austin, TX
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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Located in Austin, TX

Founded in 2001, Lotus Gallery offers a carefully curated selection of furniture, jewelry, sculpture and works of art spanning millennia, continents and cultures. Although it seeks out beauty in all its forms, they specialize in Asian antiquities, especially Chinese pieces from the Han and Tang dynasties and chinoiserie. Based in Austi...

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