This is a rare and exquisite antique Japanese Baku corbel carving from the Edo period (early 19th century). The Baku is a mythical spiritual creature that resides in the Buddhist realm and is known for devouring evil spirits and nightmares. This architectural sculpture is carved from one solid block of Keyaki (Zelkova) wood and has stood the test of time. It is a large example of an antique Japanese Baku corbel used in a temple or shrine. This piece is a beautiful representation of Japanese and Buddhist art and would make a wonderful addition to any collection.
Age: Edo Period (1603-1868)
Dimensions: 36″ High by 21 1/4″ Long by 16 1/4″ Deep