A very large example of an antique Japanese Baku corbel used in a temple or shrine. The Baku is a mythical spiritual creature which resides in the Buddhist realm. Its purpose is to devour evil spirits as well as one’s nightmares. Carved from one solid block of Keyaki (Zelkova) wood, this architectural sculpture has stood the test of time.
Edo Period (early 19th Century)
Dimensions: 44 1/2″ Long by 19 1/2″ High by 13 1/4″ Deep