JEWELLERY, DECORATIVE & FINE ARTS AUCTION Tuesday, 5 December 2023 - 10:00 AM start

Late Edo period carved and lacquered cypress wood zushi,

Realised: $850 plus premium

Lot Details

featuring a seated Kobo-Daishi 弘法大師, founder of Shingon Buddhism. Depicted holding prayer beads and a dorje in his hands, with flowing robe and portrait-like realism that confirm his identity to be kukai (774–835 ce), posthumously known as kobo-daishi, a tantric master who travelled to China in 804, and returned to Japan with numerous early tantra, thus established the vajrayana teachings. Credited with founding hundreds of temples throughout Japan. H.450mm