A diminutive carved wooden Shishi, used as architectural elements placed under the eaves of Shinto and Buddhist temples to ward off evil spirits. Carved Hinoki wood with glass reverse-painted eyes. Mounted on custom steel metal display stand.
19th Century Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 8.5″ x 7.5″ x 4.25″. Mounted on a step metal base 5 x 7″.