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CHINA Japan Mythology Sticks of Fate Processions - 1844 SUPERB Antique Print

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!!! NOTE !!! if the image(s) in the description shows a broken image icon(s), right click on the icon(s) and open in new tab to see the larger image(s). Ancient Mythology, Religion and Occult Far East Gods and Deities Another Fine Quality Print from Martin2001 Print Specifics: Type of print: Steel engraving - Original antique print Year of printing: not indicated in the print - actual: 1844 Original artist: based on the drawings by Thomas Allom Engraver: Winkles Publisher: Johann Georg Heck Condition: 1 (1. Excellent - 2. Very good - 3. Good - 4. Fair) Few light smudges in blank margins. Dimensions: 9.5 x 12 inches, including blank margins (borders) around the image. Paper weight: 3 (1. Thick - 2. Heavier - 3. Medium heavy - 4. Slightly heavier - 5. Thin) Reverse side: Blank Notes: Green color around the print in the photo is a contrasting background on which the print was photographed. 1 inch = 2,54 cm. Legend to the illustrations in the print: Figure 1-3. Japanese idols 4. Chief priest of the Tensju 5. Priest of the same 6. High priest of Japan 7, 8. Buddhistic priests 9. Chinese procession 11. Japanese procession 12-15. Japanese temple utensils 16, 17. Necklaces of the chief priest of the Tensju 18-23. Japanese idols, CENTER: A devotee consulting the sticks of fate Center: Occasions of applying to the Sticks of Fate, are sometimes of moment; such as undertaking a journey, building a house, purchasing a new wife, or burying a deceased relation. The devotee, having paid the bonze in advance, takes up the vase, and continues to shake it with becoming timidity until a pair of Sticks fall out. The priest then examines the inscriptions, and, comparing them with the pages, or paragraphs, or number, in the prophetic volume, declares whether the applicant is likely to succeed in his undertaking. The German mode of ascertaining the will of fate was almost identical with that now practised by tlie Chinese. The Jews were upbraided for a practice not very unlike this. The peasantry of England sometimes consult lots also, but never with a serious confidence in their guidance. Oracles were consulted by the Greeks and Romans, and soothsayers, augurs, and attendant priests were attached to Apollo's temples, in several remarkable places of antiquity. To oracular consultation succeeded a belief in the sincerity of the magic art. Martin2001 Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy! Any print purchased from me may be returned for any (or no) reason for a full refund including all postage. seller since 1998. Five-star service. Powered by Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.

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