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Japan "5 Elements" Ancient Earth, Water, Wind, Fire Stone Stupa, 400 Years Old
A rare gem plucked from an old Japanese garden Japan, a fine antique and surviving Gorinto or tiered Stupa sculpted in one piece in a convenient portable size from a light gray stone. This one is early and quite scarce. It is the first example of this early form that we have had the pleasure of owning. It dates to the late Muromachi to beginning Edo period, 1376-1620. An architectural gem that's also highly collectible for display indoors or outdoors in your favorite place. Portable. Original centuries old surface weathering appropriate to its great age. Measuring 11" high and 4.5" wide, this Gorinto Stupa is a uniquely Japanese invention depicting five geometric forms, which correspond (from bottom) to top: earth, water, fire, wind, and ethereal space. The Japanese Shingon sect of esoteric Buddhism views the Gorinto as a symbol of Dai-Nichi Buddha, who, underlying all things, manifests himself in the five elements making up the physical world. A very Fine example with guaranteed authentic ancient writing. From an old Nagoya garden. The Muromachi period as the Muromachi era, the Ashikaga era, or the Ashikaga period) is a division of Japanese history running from approximately 1336 to 1573. The period marks the governance of the Muromachi or Ashikaga shogunate (Muromachi bakufu or Ashikaga bakufu), which was officially established in 1338 by the first Muromachi shogun, Ashikaga Takauji, two years after the brief Kenmu Restoration (1333–36) of imperial rule was brought to a close. The period ended in 1573 when the 15th and last shogun of this line, Ashikaga Yoshiaki, was driven out of the capital in Kyoto by Oda Nobunaga. Lifetime Guarantee of Authenticity: All of our Asian works of art come with our Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee. We are member of NAJGA- North American Japanese Garden Association.
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- Date of Manufacture17th Century
- PeriodLate 17th Century
- Materials and Techniques
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 11 in. x W 4.5 in. x D 4.5 in.H 27.94 cm x W 11.43 cm x D 11.43 cm
- Seller LocationShelburne, VT
- Reference NumberLU1289213915482
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