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Lot 0432
Extremely RARE and scarce is the carved wood 18Th C Edo Polychrome Japanese Oni Devil Statue Carved Wood with one horn, hand painted glass eyes. The hand highly hand carved, pre-Buddhistic demon devilish or divinity holding a ball representing there world. Some say the sphere or ball is a peach. Peaches symbolizing immortality (or the wish for a long and healthy life) are a common symbol in Chinese art, appearing in depictions or descriptions in a number of fables, paintings, and other forms of art, often in association with thematically similar iconography, such as certain deities or immortals. he sacred tree of immortality is a peach tree. ... Pine trees - longevity, steadfastness, and self-discipline, endurance, long life, the pine is often depicted in Chinese (some Japanese) art with other symbols of longevity such as the peach, the god Sau (god of longevity), a deer, and also mentioned in the tales of the Eight Immortals. ivory teeth and horn. Seated with two pegs to the detailed base as shown. They are typically portrayed as hulking figures with one or more horns growing out of their heads. Stereo-typically, they are conceived of as red or blue-colored (green-colored), wearing loincloths of tiger pelt. Measuring approx. 13" tall. Very good condition for the age, circa 1650-1710. See photos. Originally bought from NY in 1959 from the collection of Paul I. Ilton and since in a private collection in Ohio until now.

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18Th C Edo Polychrome Japanese Oni Devil Statue

Estimate $1,500 - $2,500Oct 28, 2018