An impressive Japanese Meiji-era (Circa 1880) Bronze Okimono pair of Lion Dogs

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Object Description

From our collection of fine Japanese Metalwork of the Meiji-era, this large (58cm across) Bronze Okimono group depicting a pair of wrestling Lion Dogs.

The larger of the pair with its tail raised as it gnaws on the back of the smaller. The smaller one biting the hind leg of the larger one.


Offered in very good condition as shown in the photographs. Please feel free to contact us.

Lion Dog

Known as Komainu in Japan, are mythical lion like statues which are places at the entrance of a place of worship or home to ward of evil spirits. Often one will have and open mouth and one will have a closed mouth this represents the beginning and end of all things.

Object Condition

Offered in very good condition as shown in the photographs

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:58 x H:34 centimeters
  • period
  • country
  • year
    Circa 1880

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(Off Camden Passage)
N1 8EE

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