This is an original 1900 halftone print of the Temple of 500 Gods which is named because within its walls are seated five hundred life-size images of gilded wood, representing deified sages of Buddhist faith. They are all coarse specimens of sculpture and many are amusing caricatures. In front of each is a small jar of ashes, in which the worshiper burns a stick of incense in honor of his favorite god.
This 111+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is print on the verso.
Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
Grade: Very Fine +++
Dimensions: Approximately 4.5 x 3 inches; 11 x 8 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
Keywords specific to this image: Deities