Scroll nine headed dragon deity

Price:  1.800,00

Amazing 260 year old kakejiku 掛け軸 (hanging scroll) with a refined painting of the nine headed dragon deity, with a Buddhist flame as a crown, and a sword as the point of its tail.

It represents the great manifestation of Buddha as the nine-headed dragon 九頭龍大権現 (Kuzuryû Dai’gongen).
The dragon is surrounded by golden Japanese inscriptions.

A multi-coloured painting with gilded details on a paper background.

The back is inscribed as well, dating the painting as Hôreki 12 (1762).
Is also refers to the place of origin as Mount Togakushi 戸隱山, Nagano Prefecture. At the base of this mountain there are five Shintoïst shrines, of which one is the shrine called Kuzuryūsha 九頭龍社. This shrine worships the Nine headed dragon deity.
The back is sealed as well.

The silk mounting is of high quality with different floral patterns in gold/white, orange/white and black/white. The jikusaki 軸先 (rod ends) are made of gilded metal with an engraved scrolling foliage motif.

Considering its age the painting is in a very good condition with only some horizontal folds. The mounting is also in a good condition with some traces of age and wear. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.

Height approx. 90 cm, Width 40.6 cm.
Jikusaki: Diameter Ø 3 cm.

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.
Price including insured shipping.

Ref. No. : 212221-1d


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