NI-OH GATE GUARDIAN
This is a traditional Japanese design representing a protector of the Buddhist faith. These figures are guardians that are found on either side of temple gateways - one is called "N-gyo" (= mouth shut), the other, carved with the mouth open, is called "A - gyo".
Why not wear one of these little champions as a ring??
Fumio has used Red Deer antler for this carving and, typical of his work, he has left parts of the antler natural and part is finely worked. The result is a beautifully artistic and wonderfully crafted ring!
A spectacular piece of wearable art for all lovers of traditional Japanese art and carving!
This is a magnificent little piece, hand crafted from the tine of a Red Deer antler - gorgeous, resilient and tough!
Take a close look at the photos to appreciate the detail of this piece.
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Artist: Fumio Noguchi
Material: New Zealand Red Deer Antler
Internal Diameter of Ring: 18mm (0.7")