Japan, Edo Period, 18th-19th | century Kankiten (Ganapati)
Edo Period, 18th-19th century
gilt-bronze and patinated bronze
cast, chiselled and engraved as two embracing elephant-headed figures standing on a lotus flower base
height: 12cm., 4¾in.
There are some light surface marks, including small scratches and rubbing to gilt.
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The James and Marilyn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago.