34 1/2 “ w x 49 “ t x 18” d
This Spirit House was found in an old warehouse outside of Beijing, in a spot where we notmally find new pieces. This amazing Spirit House looks to be rare and old (200 years old estimate). Its stature and paint colors implies that it probably resided in a Buddhhist temple or place of worship. The four birds across the front are vultures, protectors and signs of impermanence.
The Swastika-like sumbols on the front small doors are ancient, and represent the auspiciuos footprints of the Buddha. It was not until Hitler that such a sacred sysmbol was bastertized into the symbol that we now recognize.