Collection of Daikokuten and Ebisu statues (6) - Gilt metal, Stone, Wood - Japan - First half 20th century
I offer three pairs of statues of Daikokuten and Ebisu, two of the seven gods of fortune.
Ebisu is the Japanese god of fishermen and luck. Ebisu's origin came to be tied together with that of Hiruko - the first child of Izanagi and Izanami, the two goods that created Japan. It is usually depicted as a fisherman.
Daikokuten is the god of great darkness or blackness, and the god of five cereals. It usually hold an hammer in its right hand.
The two charachters are usually paired when displayed.
In quite good conditions, the stone made Daikokuten has some signs of restauration and scratches, the others are fine as pictures show.
Variable dimentions from 5.5x3.5 to 11.5x6.5cm
The stone and metal statues are quite old likely early 20th, the wood one are more recent, second half of 20th.
The metal one weight aproximatevely around 1kg, less than half for the stone. one.
- Sammlung von Daikokuten- und Ebisu-Statuen
- Holz, Stein, Vergoldetes Metall
- Erste Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts
- Herkunftsregion/ Herkunftsland
- Vernünftiger Zustand, siehe Beschreibung
- 11.5×6.5×7 cm