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.
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Root-wood Ishigami Daruma Sculpture

Root-wood Ishigami Daruma Sculpture

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Okimono: Pre 1920: Item # 1425693

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Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8385
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A beautiful image of the Daruma wrapped in robes standing with his hands in front of him his face a lacquered stone around which the root has grown. It is 4-1/4 inches (11 cm) tall and in excellent condition. This type of object is called Ishigami (biting stone). Ishigami are literati objects prized by Bunjin scholars; also called Ishikui (eating Stone) or Ishidake (holding stone).
The Daruma (officially Bodhidharma) was a Buddhist monk who lived during the 5th or 6th century. He is traditionally credited as the transmitter of Chan Buddhism to China, and regarded as its first Chinese patriarch.