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Japanese Wood Carved Polychrome Sculpture of a Seated Temple Monk, Edo Period



This is truly a wonderful piece with clear age and a nice patina to it. Very unique. We have not seen another quite like it. The monk appears to have glass eyes which gives his expression a very humanistic feel. The head is removable (please see the last image). From a collection of Japanese arts and artifacts. Most likely dates back to the Edo period. Would make for a nice addition to any Japanese or Asian artifacts collection or draw attention in about any setting as a striking stand-alone, one of a kind accent piece. Dimensions: 18" high, 18" wide, 13" deep.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 18 in. (45.72 cm)Width: 18 in. (45.72 cm)Depth: 13 in. (33.02 cm)
  • Style
    Edo (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    18th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. In good vintage condition with clear signs of aged wear. There are some natural cracking and loss of lacquer/paint decoration throughout (please see photos). We believe this is part of the charm. It has clearly been well-loved.
  • Seller Location
    Studio City, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2254321167652

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  • Shipping
    $175 Standard 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: Studio City, CA
  • Return Policy

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

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