Pair of Buddhist
architectural carvings in the form of Biranba and Niranba, the
oni attendants of Bishamonten, the Guardian King of the
North, of carved wood with traces of cinnabar applied directly
to the wood. Kamakura Period, 13th - early 14th century.
For a comparison, see
the Seattle Art Museum catalogue, A Thousand Cranes:
Treasures of Japanese Art, Number 13 on page 101.
27 cm high x 15 cm wide
x 15.5 cm deep, with stand.
28 cm high x 17.5 cm
wide x 12.5 cm deep, with stand.