Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
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Tsuda Houn Wood Carving, Classical Beauty
Please refer to our stock # MOR7943 when inquiring.
A Bijin imagined from the classical Tenpyo era by Tsuda Houn enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hana-no-In dating from the early 20th century. It is 51 cm tall and in excellent condition.
This type of classical female figure is often described in Japan as a Tenpyo Bijin. Tenpyo was an era at the peak of Nara culture when Buddhism spread throughout Japan, and the great Buddhist hall at Todaiji was completed. The Emperor Shomu abdicated the throne after 20 years of rule, becoming the first Emperor to take Buddhist vows (as did his wife the Empress) and he was succeeded by his daughter, thus the era also has great relevance today.
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