Shinto shrine horse
Price: € 1.450,00
A large and definitely rare Shinto shrine horse. 91 cm high! late Edo period. Polychrome decorated and made of wood with glass eyes. Shinto is the indigenous religion of Japan (and the official state religion until 1945). and involves the worship of many (read: thousands) of divinities, known as kami, who represent and watch over everything and everyone.
Traditionally, horses were considered intermediaries between the human world and the realm of the kami (though, unfortunately for the horses, they had to be sacrificed in order to get there). White horses are considered particularly sacred, and were sacrificed to the kami on important occasions.
In good original condition with some minor signs of age and ware. Late Edo period.
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.
Size H. : 91 cm W. : 90 cm. D. : 22 cm
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