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Japanese Zusi

Japanese Portable Lacquer Shrine “Zusi”.

The image sits cross legged in sukhasana and holds a peach in her left hand, her right probably once grasped a Rui sceptre (now missing).

The removable figure is housed in a shrine beneath a blue and gilt canopy and raised on a throne. The shrine is gilt inside with black lacquer exterior, chased lacquered brass fittings and hinges.

Japan, Late Edo, circa 1850.
Height 23 cm.

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