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Early 20th Century Japanese Stone Carved Buddha

$1,420

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Presenting a lovely early 20th century Japanese stone carved Buddha. Made of green/brown solid stone… this statue features a kneeling Buddha with one hand on his bended knee and the other holding an offering. Probably made in the first quarter of the 20th century, circa 1920-1930. Beautifully hand carved from one single piece of stone with excellent detail to eyes, nose ears face etc. The stone also has the appearance of symbols or hyroglifs all-over it’s body, but it appears that they are not. A really nice piece of medium proportions. Bought by a Dallas Private Collector whilst on a trip to Japan in the 1970s. Buddhist temples, or Buddhist monasteries together with Shinto shrines, are considered to be amongst the most numerous, famous, and important religious buildings in Japan. The shogunates or leaders of Japan have made it a priority to update and rebuild Buddhist temples since the Momoyama period.  The Japanese word for a Buddhist temple is tera (?) (kun reading), and the same kanji also has the pronunciation ji (on reading), so that temple names frequently end in -dera or -ji. Another ending, -in (?), is normally used to refer to minor temples. Such famous temples as Kiyomizu-dera, Enryaku-ji, and Kotoku-in are temples which use the described naming pattern. The Japanese word for a Buddhist temple Tera (?) was anciently also written phonetically ?? tera, and is cognate with the Modern Korean Chol from Middle Korean Tiel, the Jurchen Taira and the reconstructed Old Chinese d?ia?, all meaning “Buddhist Monastery”. These words are apparently derived from the Aramaic word for “Monastery” dera/ daira/ der (from the root dwr “to live together”), rather than from the unrelated and later Indian word for monastery vihara, and may have been transmitted by the first Central Asian translators of Buddhist scriptures, such as An Shigao or Lokaksema.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 17 in. (43.18 cm)Width: 9 in. (22.86 cm)Depth: 5 in. (12.7 cm)
  • Style
    Archaistic (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1920-1930
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Very good original condition.
  • Seller Location
    Dallas, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3978121321242

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  • Shipping
    $110 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Dallas, TX
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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