Antique Japanese mounted carving of a group of 6 flying bats. Sculpted with detail and lacquered gold, the group moves together through the air like a small cloud. Mounted and framed in a plexiglass shadow box. Bats are symbols of prosperity and good luck. This carving was most likely part of a larger temple decoration.
Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: Carving alone: 9″ wide. In frame: 12 1/4″ wide x 9 1/4″ high x 5 1/2″ deep.