Antique Scroll God of Longevity on Crane
A handmade washi scroll estimated to be from the Meiji era. Believed to be Jurōjin the god of longevity and one of the seven gods of fortune Shichifukujin, according to Taoist beliefs.
The signature and seal of the artist is on the bottom right of the artwork.
The upper crosspiece known as hyoumoku is karaki wood. The lower crosspiece also known as jiku is a also karaki wood. The honshi or artwork is also in good condition.
Silk brocade strips also frame the artwork in the centre of the scroll.
Hand made washi is also used for the scroll backing and is traditionally used in all antique scrolls.
The scroll is in good condition except for a tear on either side of the top of the scroll. The image clearly shows the tears. It also has some signs of foxing and toning due to its age.
Dimensions: approximately 1.8 metres in length 44 cm width. Length of roller 50 cm.
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|Dimensions||180 × 44 cm|
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