Lot with an 8 cm travel-altar with a bronze statue of Tenjin Sugawara no Michizane deity of Calligraphy - Japan - 17th century and 18th century (early Edo)

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Lot with an 8 cm travel-altar with a bronze statue of Tenjin Sugawara no Michizane deity of Calligraphy - Japan - 17th century and 18th century (early Edo)
Good condition for it's age

A small travel-altar ( Zushi ) . Inside a bronze statue of Tenjin ( Sugawara no Michizane )

traces of minral red paint. inner doors and back covered with gold leave

Family mon crest on the outside doors referring to samurai or nobility

For the first few centuries, then, Tenjin was seen as a god of natural disasters, worshipped to placate him and avoid his curses. However, Michizane was a famous poet and scholar in his lifetime, one of the greatest of the Heian Period, and in the Edo Period scholars and educators came to regard him as a patron of scholarship. By the present day, this view has completely eclipsed natural disasters in popular worship.

Tenjin's influence is now regarded as particularly strong in passing exams, and so many school students, and their parents, pray for success at his shrine before important entrance exams, and return afterwards, if appropriate, to give thanks for success.

The statue is early Edo 17 C , the zushi is same later period 18C

Condition : in overall good condition. wear and dirt and real Japanese dust . see the pictures as well .



Height overall 8 cm ( 3.1 inches )



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signed - T&T - insured lost parcel according PostNL conditions )
Seller is not responsible for damage during transport .

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