A pair of deep 3D carvings for a Japanese butsudan shrine made of Indonesian "macassar" ebony. Macassar is extremely hard and difficult to work with but is known for the beauty of its wood grain and its durable hardness. Most butsudan carvings are a softer wood and after being carved, are covered with black lacquer then makie gold. This is how they would have been installed in the butsudan. This is how they look carved with no oil or any wood finishing product on them.
With a finish the ebony would be darker richer color. A blending of two cultures. There's the beauty of Indonesian macassar wood with the skill of Indonesian wood carvers and Japanese culture, Japanese shi shi dogs in a Japanese shrine. The shi shi dogs would have been on the.
Left and right side of the. Upper part of the butsudan facing towards the center. They're 11 1/2 inches across (29 cm), 4 3/4 inches high (12 cm), 2 3/4 inches deep (7 cm) and weigh 4 1/2 pounds. Please see our "Other" items. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Other Japanese Antiques".
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