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Two large antique wooden Baku elephants

Price:  2.400,00

A fine pair of 2 large antique wooden Baku elephants which come from a Japanese temple to support beams. The elephants are very detailed carved and in very nice original condition. One elephant has its mouth open while the other’s is shut. As a part of Buddhist symbolism the open mouth is meant to be forming the sound “a” あ, while the closed mouth is forming the sound “un” うん. Combined, they form the word a-un. “a” and “un” are symbolic of all beginnings and endings.

Edo Period (1600-1868).
Size: H. : 32 cm W. : 20.5 cm D. : 49 cm

We will add a certificate of authenticity when shipping.

Ref. No. : T2191

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