Satsuma Japanese Vase Heavy Gold Raised Relief Immortals Arhats Kannon Signed
Gorgeous Japanese Satsuma Vase with Heavy Gold Raised Relief. High relief, enameling, gold gilt, and exquisite moriage work. Measures: 12.25" H x 7" W x 4.5" top opening x 3.75" base diameter. In great condition considering age, please see photos. The male figures with the golden halos are arhats (Japanese: rakan, arakan): ascetics who guard and proclaim Buddhist law on earth in the period between the death of Shakyamuni, the historical Buddha, and the coming of Maitreya, the Buddha of the Future. The female figure is the bodhisattva Kannon (Guanyin in Chinese), the goddess of mercy. Bodhisattva are enlightened beings who have put off entering paradise in order to help others attain enlightenment. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Vases". The seller is "tvoimall" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.