COPPER GOHEI – Japanese Shinto votive symbol of sanctity (Dealer: Sezuan antiques & art) – ‘Gohei’ used for blessing or sanctifying a person or object in various Shinto rituals, and also served as the object of veneration (‘shintai’) in the shrine.
This is an unusual type made of copper plate for durability instead of usual paper fringes, attached with wooden stand, which was actually dedicated to Kotai-Jingu shrine, with carved seal of its dedicator’s name. Meiji – Early Showa period, early 20th century. approx. H 43cm (16.92in)
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