set of 2 shi-shi (2) - Wood - two wooden shishi-lions, with their claws and mouth coloured white., one with open mouth - Japan - Meiji period (1868-1912)

Description
set of 2 shi-shi (2) - Wood - two wooden shishi-lions, with their claws and mouth coloured white., one with open mouth - Japan - Meiji period (1868-1912)
Good condition, see description - 29.5×24×36 cm

A set of two wooden shishi-lions, with their claws and mouth coloured white.
They were carved for finals for beams in a temple (kibana). One lion has its mouth open while the other’s is shut. As a part of Buddhist symbolism the open mouth is meant to be forming the sound “a” あ, while the closed mouth is forming the sound “un” うん. Combined, they form the word a-un. “a” and “un” are symbolic of all beginnings and endings,

We will add a certificate of origin when shipping.

Lot will be carefully packed and sent by registered shipping.

Lot details
Total nr of items
2
Object
set of 2 shi-shi
Material
Wood
Period
Meiji period (1868-1912)
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Title of artwork
two wooden shishi-lions, with their claws and mouth coloured white., one with open mouth
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
29.5×24×36 cm
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