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What is this emblem on Buddha statue?

Nakao

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Hi,

I just saw a wooden Buddha(Nyorai) statue in an antique shop today and i liked it. There was this emblem on the middle of the statue..Is it something like a family crest or shrine crest maybe?


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nice gaijin

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It does look like a 家紋 (kamon/family crest). The motif looks like katabami (oxalis, wood sorrel). I don't know this for sure, but since this probably came from a private collection it seems plausible that the statue was commissioned by a family and that's their crest.

 
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