Asian Art Auction

November 28, 2016

LOT 46
A Massive Wood Carved Lacquered Aizen Myō-ō, Showa Period
  • A Massive Wood Carved Lacquered Aizen Myō-ō, Showa Period

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A Massive Wood Carved Lacquered Aizen Myō-ō, Showa Period

昭和時代 木雕加彩愛染明王

The 'Esoteric Buddhist King of Passion' seated in dhyanasana and portrayed with six arms and hands holding various attricutes as he sits fronting a circular mandorla on a lotus throne
height 33.9" — 86 cm.

Estimate $2,000-$3,000

Realised: $1,375
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

A wood carved figure of Aizen is rare. For a Kamakura period example, see the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, accession number 09.383, gift of Francis Gardner Curtis (b. 1868 - d. 1915)

Provenance:

Purchased in Kyoto, Japan in the 1990s

Additional Info:

Department: Asian Art