Antique Japanese Seven 7 Gods Of Wisdom Fukurokuju Netsuke Carvings Rare For Sale
ANTIQUE SEVEN GODS OF WISDOM
These are the real deal!!!!!!!!!
EACH Piece is APPROX. 3.5 ounces and 4" Tall. Very rare. Very beautiful.
Total width on display base is approx. 14" long by 5 " tall. Please contact if interested for a showing within the NYC NJ area. Can be hand delivered if within 50 mile radius of Clifton NJ area. Delivery will be insured and you may choose your preferred method other than shown for purposes.
Below isthe stockdefinition of each of the figures and what they represent:
The Seven Lucky Gods (七福神 Shichi Fukujin); refer to the seven gods of good fortune in Japanese moythology and folklore. They are often the subject of netsuke carvings and other representations.; The Shichifukujin 七福神 are an eclectic group of deities from Japan; India; and China. Only one is native to Japan (Ebisu) and Japan's indigenous Shinto tradition. Three are from the Hindu-Buddhist pantheon of India (Daikokuten; Bishamonten; and Benzaiten) and three from Chinese Taoist-Buddhist traditions (Hotei; Juroujin; and Fukurokuju) . In Japan; they travel together on their treasure ship (takara bune 宝船) and dispense happiness to believers.; Each deity has a traditional attribute:; 1. Magnanimity (Hotei); God of Contentment and Happiness; 2. Longevity (Juroujin); God of Longevity; 3. Popularity (Fukurokuju); God of Wisdom; Longevity; Verility; Fertility; 4. Dignity (Bishamonten); God of Treasure; God of War; God of Warriors Skt. Vaisravana; 5. Amiability (Benzaiten); Goddess of Music; Fine Arts Eloquence; Literature; 6. Fortune (Daikokuten); God of Earth Wealth Prosperity Farmers Flood Control The Kitchen; 7. Candour (Ebisu); God of Fishermen Good Forture Commerce; and Honest with Mobile
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