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Bronze, Komainu Vase. Edo period.

SKU: Bronze, Edo period. Komainu $995.00
Adorn your home with this beautiful, Bronze, Komainu Vase. This important, Mei-signed vase is fashioned to appear ceramic with glaze dripping down sides and is wide at the shoulders. There is a prominent lion-dog in high relief with verdigris patina as well. Komainu, often called lion-dogs in English, are statue pairs of lion-like creatures that guard the entrance of the inner shrine of many Japanese Shinto shrines or inside the inner shrine itself where they are not visible to the public.