A Meiji Period Silverwork Embroidered Four Panel Screen Depicting Mythical Shishi
This extraordinary Japanese screen is hand embroidered with silver work thread and depicts Guardian lions, also know as Komainu, Shishi or Foo Dogs. These are mythical, lion-like creatures seen across a breadth of art forms. They are full of meaning - they symbolise prosperity, success and guardianship. The Meiji period lasted from 1868 until 1912. There is a wonderful three dimensional appearance to this piece. We like it wall mounted as a piece of art, but it can also be used as a room screen.
Dimensions: 170cm h x 213cm w
Condition: Very good excellent
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