IRON GOSHINTAI MIRROR

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IRON GOSHINTAI MIRROR (Dealer: Sezuan antiques & art) – Sacred alloy mirror with iron wave-pedestal as a unique type of ‘goshintai’ (objects of worship enshrined in Shintoism), as the symbol of ‘kami’ (god) of casting and metalworking worshiped by the blacksmiths in Tohoku region, Japan. 19th century. Aged deterioration with rust as is. approx. H 9cm (3.54in)

 

 

Sold, Thank you.
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