Japan Important Ancient Stone Temple Lantern Rokujizo ‘Six Jizo’, 1600 AD For Sale
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Japan Important Ancient Stone Temple Lantern Rokujizo ‘Six Jizo’, 1600 AD

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Japan, an important ancient stone Temple Rokujizo (six Jizo) lantern sculpture, three pieces from early Japan, Momoyama period (1573-1615) Three pieces. Reference: The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden for two similar sculptures, Seal Harbor, Maine The striking and well proportioned ancient hand-carved sculpture is fashioned in two parts from granite as roof kasa and light chamber or base Hibukuro or kiso all with substantial weatherization and patina from good age. The top section and middle Jizo section were found and are original to each other. The base stone was added later although it is very old. Provenance: Southern Japanese Temple, Fukuoka Hand carved -rare opportunity today for the discerning Asian garden or sculpture collection Unusual opportunity. Only one. Our gallery has been dealing in authentic Japanese , Chinese, and fine Asian art, garden ornaments, lanterns and water basins for 25 years. Our president personally travels to China, Japan and Europe each year to meet his network partners who assist him in finding best examples. He personally inspects each antique work of art to ensure its old age, authenticity and quality condition. Lifetime guarantee of authenticity: All of our Asian works of art come with our Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee. About Japanese stone lanterns. Japan’s stone lantern tradition is a concept that was imported from India and has existed in Japanese temples and gardens since the 7th century. Japan’s lantern tradition was originally conceived as entrance lighting and guardians to temples and pagodas and when lit served as an offering to Buddha. Some of the earliest stone lanterns were carved with Buddhist images on the firebox and usually had compartments for an oil lamp or candle. Later on, they became more secular in nature, and their use evolved as functional and decorative elements in traditional Japanese tea gardens where they served as a spiritual source of light for evening tea ceremonies. Often carved from granite stone, today’s vintage survivors serve as fashionable aesthetic elements in modern day Japanese and Asian inspired gardens. Today, during festivals and ceremonies, rice paper is often cut to fit stone lantern windows to increase reflection of candles placed inside them. Soon these paper lenses disappear and for one special evening and event, the glow is surreal.    

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  • Dimensions
    H 28 in. x W 18 in. x D 18 in.H 71.12 cm x W 45.72 cm x D 45.72 cm
  • Seller Location
    Shelburne, VT
  • Reference Number
    LU128926632983
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