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.

Antique Japanese Bronze Incense Burner, Kasuga, The Holy Deer

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1920: Item # 1412525

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The Kura
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817-2 Kannonji Monzen-cho
Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8385
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A wispy elongated vision of the holy deer, vehicle of Kasuga Daimyojin (The combined god of Kasuga Shrine) clutdhing a branch of peaches in its mouth. It is said the god Takemikazuchi rode on the back of a white deer to the top of Mount Mikasa to establish a shrine to protect Nara (the origins of Kasuga Shrine). Made of yellow bronze, it dates from the later 19th to early 20th century. It is 13-1/2 inches (34 cm) tall and in excellent condition. The back saddle opens to reveal the incense chamber. The horns are removable for safe storage.