The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures

Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
19th c. Ema Shinto Votive Plack, Sword

19th c. Ema Shinto Votive Plack, Sword

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Devotional Objects: Pre 1900: Item # 1402605

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Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8385
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A sword in gilded and lacquered wood decorates the center of this votive tablet dated on back the third month of Meiji 13 (1880) mounted on a straight-grain clear-cedar panel with decorative edges. It is 33 x 43.5 x 4 cm (13 x 17 x 1-1/2 inches). Entirely original, it is in overall fine condition, with marks consistent with age. Ema were works of art created as a gift to a shrine or temple to cull favor with the gods or give thanks for some success.