Lot 517: Japanese wood carving of Zao Gongen, 30"h
December 10, 2016
Atlanta, GA, USALive Auction
Description: Carved wood sculpture of Zao Gongen, with polychrome on gesso decoration, the Japanese protector deity of Mt. Kinpu, considered an avatar of three Buddhist deities, having a blue face and hair standing on end, with one hand held in the 'Sword Mudra', and resting on a rectangular base, 30"h x 13"w x 7.5"d.