Antiques, 12-13-08

I took these photos at a shrine very close to one of the antique shops I go to to  study. I am still amazed, even after almost 15 years here, at the attention to detail and beauty of Japan.

The statue is an Edo era Shokannon. It is from a trinity, probably the right hand figure. It still has a lot of the kinde, gold patina, intact.

It measures, height, 249 mm, 9.8 in., width, 87 mm, 3.4 in. depth, 60 mm, 2.4 in., weight, 141 grams,  5 oz. for the statue only, with base, 309 grams, 11 oz. The base measures height, 57 mm, 2.2 in. by 80 mm, 3.1 in.  square, .

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