Sacred Deer

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Sacred Deer

Sculpture / Taisho

By Takenouchi Kyūichi (1857–1916)

Taishō era, 1912

Wood with paint

総高49.5 ; 台 縦15.0 横33.5

1基

銘文:奉造大正元年十一月三日/神鹿 壹頭/帝室技藝員従五位勲五等竹内久一謹刻(花押)

The deer is a sacred animal in the Shinto religion. The realistic featues of this deer reflect a mastery of technique acquired through carving Buddhist sculpture.

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