Old Japanese Scroll Deity And Demons
Hand made and hand painted silk scroll estimated to be early 1900s. A deity is depicted holding the symbol of enlightenment with a phoenix behind him and in the company of two demons.
The upper crosspiece known as hyoumoku is karaki wood with gilt decorations. The lower crosspiece also known as jiku is a also karaki wood with gilt metal caps. The mounting or heri is silk. The honshi or artwork is also in good condition.
Silk brocade strips also known as ichimoji run across the top and bottom of the centre piece of the artwork.
Hand made washi is also used for the scroll backing and is traditionally used in all antique scrolls.
The scroll is in good condition for its age with some signs of foxing and toning.
Dimensions: approximately 168.5 centimetres in length 48.5 centimetres width. Length of jiku is 54 centimetres.
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