Daikoku and Ebisu

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Daikoku and Ebisu

625.00

Item No. FA-2513 | $625

Clay pair of Daikoku and Ebisu,  two of the Seven Lucky Gods (shichifukujin), often depicted together in carving and in painting, as they are considered symbols of prosperity and good fortune.  Daikoku, the God of Wealth and Harvest, usually wears a hood and stands on a bale of rice carrying a large sack full of treasure slung over his shoulder and holding a small magic mallet.  Daikoku is also the deity of the kitchen and a provider of food.  Ebisu is the god of fishermen and fortune, and the only one of the seven lucky gods to originate from Japan without any Chinese or Hindu influence.  Daikoku and Ebisu are often represented together in paintings and carvings
Materials: painted clay
Dimensions: 5.5"7.5"x5"(WxHxD)
Period: Meiji Era (1868-1912).

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