SHINTO STONE HORSE
Vintage hand carved Shinto stone horse sculpture. From antiquity, the Japanese worshipped the horse as a god. They believed that the "divine spirit" appeared in the human world on horseback, and were sometimes offered at shrines for the coming of the gods. Since the horse is meant for the gods to ride, no one else is allowed to, and the priests and worshipers treat the animal with great respect.
Height - 23.5CM
Width - 6CM
This is a hand-crafted, vintage object therefore some wear and small imperfections may be visible.