MR. SAINT (Dealer: yamanome) – Matured dedicatory wood carving phallus as ‘Goshintai’ (lit. ‘Body of Kami (God)’) based on Japanese phallus worship and especially categorized into the phallus called ‘Ohijirisama’ (lit. ‘Mr. Saint’) seen often in Saitama prefecture as signed. Once enshrined into ‘Hokora’ (small shrine), Taisho-Showa period, early 20th century, Japan. approx. L 46cm (18.11in). Some stains and cracks as is as seen.
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