The exterior of the cylindric vessel is finely incised with three wrathful Buddhist deities and a poem by Fujiwara no Fuyutsugu (775 – 826). The bronze has nicely patinated into a dark brown, almost black color with hues of malachite green.
HEIGHT 23 cm
WEIGHT 1029.2 grams
Condition: The base is pierced. Some minor dents, losses, encrustations and wear, traces of use, all as expected from a piece of this age. Some minor casting flaws. Overall still very good condition.
Provenance: From the collection of Jacques Bigay, High Commissioner of the United Nations. A French private collection acquired from the above.