Japanese Goddess Benzaiten Watercolor On Paper
08 February 2024
Description

Signed with seal on the right margin. Light foxing noted. Framed and matted under glass.

Dimensions

9" x 6.5"

Acquired from
Auction House
For sale
Yes
Answered within 7 days
By David U.
Feb 15, 20:13 UTC
Fair Market Value
$450 - $750 USD
Insurance Value $0 USD
What does this mean?

Hello Drew,

Thank you for choosing Mearto for your online appraisal, once again.

This Japanese watercolor on paper, featuring the goddess Benzaiten and elegantly framed, is a captivating example of traditional Japanese artistic expression. The depiction of Benzaiten, one of the Seven Lucky Gods in Japanese folklore, showcases the artist’s skill in capturing both spiritual significance and aesthetic beauty.

The watercolor medium adds a delicate touch to the portrayal, allowing for nuanced details and subtle color variations that contribute to the overall charm of the artwork. Framed thoughtfully, the presentation enhances the visual impact, emphasizing the importance of Benzaiten in Japanese religious and cultural contexts.

Belonging to a period that could be more precisely determined with additional information, this artwork exemplifies the enduring reverence for deities within Japanese artistic traditions. The symbolism associated with Benzaiten, often linked to music, knowledge, and wealth, adds layers of meaning to the piece.

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