Rare old Oni statue (devil) - Bronze - Japan - second half of the 20th century

Description
Rare old Oni statue (devil) - Bronze - Japan - second half of the 20th century
Good condition, see description - 25×18×12 cm

Images of Oni vary widely, but in general they are depicted as huge, horrible creatures with sharp claws, wild hair and long horns on their heads.
They look like people, but are depicted sometimes with inhumane characteristics, such as extra eyes or limbs.

Their fierce appearance is enhanced by the tiger skins that they usually wear and the iron clubs, tetsubo, they carry around.
This one is somewhat more friendly and plays a flute.

Signed on the base at the front.


weight: 3,429 kg

Lot details
Object
Rare old Oni statue (devil)
Technique
lost wax technique
Material
Bronze
Period
second half of the 20th century
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
25×18×12 cm
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