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.
4 Edo p. Ema Votive Placks, Horses Demons & Beauties

4 Edo p. Ema Votive Placks, Horses Demons & Beauties

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Devotional Objects: Pre 1900: Item # 1403929

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817-2 Kannonji Monzen-cho
Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8385
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Four Edo period Votive placks offered as talismans to shrines to garner favor from the gods. These miniature placks can still be seen today at shrines throughout the country, hanging from tree branches or special palisades made especially for their display. Two of these feature a woman praying, one a pair of ogres, the last a holy horse. Mineral pigment on wood, the central panels measure roughly 17 to 20 cm wide (6-1/2 to 8 inches) each.