Japan 1890 Meiji Period Ebisu Sculpture In Wood Carving Of An Old Fisherman
An extremely well detailed wood carving of Ebisu, as a fisherman.
Beautiful and well detailed sculpture, created in Japan during the Meiji dynastic period (1868-1912) back in the 1890's. This piece represent the god of good fortune Ebisu. Was exceptionally carved and executed from one solid single piece of rose wood, showing a gorgeous face expression, with intricate details in the hands and feets, he's carrying as usual a rod and a fish.
Ebisu (yebisu), 恵比須, god of fortune, the ocean and fisherman. In the japanese mythology is one of the seven gods of luck, sichi-fuku-jin, the patron of the fisherman and tradesmen. he is depicted as a bearded, smiling fisherman with formal long court ropes, often carrying a rod in one hand and a tai, symbolic fish of the good luck, in the other.
The height is 14.25 inches (36.20 cm) and the base measurements is 6.5 by 6.45 inches (16.5 x 16.38 cm).
Meiji period, is an era of Japanese history that extended from October 23, 1868 to July 30, 1912.The Meiji era was the first half of the Empire of Japan, when the Japanese people moved from being an isolated feudal society at risk of colonization by Western powers to the new paradigm of a modern, industrialized nation state and emergent great power, influenced by Western scientific, technological, philosophical, political, legal, and aesthetic ideas. As a result of such wholesale adoption of radically different ideas, the changes to Japan were profound, and affected its social structure, internal politics, economy, military, and foreign relations. The period corresponded to the reign of Emperor Meiji. It was preceded by the Keiō era and was succeeded by the Taishō era, upon the accession of Emperor Taishō.
It is a beautiful collector's piece in great condition, with few very minor imperceptible professional repairs.
INVENTORY REF: D0000XSEN/.1112