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09/24 17:12 EDT

Rare Bizen NYOI Scepter, Edo, 17-18th cent.
September 2017 Auction by Far East Asian Art

A very unusual and rare Bizen-ware Nyoi-Scepter ( Chinese : Ruyi = As you Wish ), in the shape of a stylized “Lingzhi†mushroom. The Nyoi scepter is a symbol of the authority, to be used by Zen Masters or Abbots during lectures or religious ceremonies. It comes with an unsigned lacquered wood box. L. 40 cm. Edo Period. Condition: very good.