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A JAPANESE TRAVELLING SHRINE, ZUSHI

 

Meiji-period, 19th century

 

In gilt, black and red lacquered wood, the interior with the figure of Vajrayasksha or Kongoyasha Myo-O, God of the North and of the lightning, incarnation of Amoghasiddhi, one of the five Buddhist Kings of Wisdom, seated on a Chinese style yoke-back armchair, his shoes under the chair, holding in his right hand a vajra.

H. 29 x W. 24 x D. 19 cm
 

Note:

The Vajra symbolizes the male and female principal, fertility but also the devastating and illuminating force of Buddhism.