Pair of Shinto Lion-Dogs, Komainu
Edo Period, 18th century
11 in :: 28 cm
The Komainu are expressively carved of cypress wood with curlicue manes and tails. The natural grain of the wood is used to indicate the coils of fur, and the mouths are carved to articulate the mantra syllables ah and um.
Inventory # 102577
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