Subject:Re: Stone carving
Posted By: John T. Sat, Jul 11, 2020
I have some small figures in my personal collection which I'd say are pretty similar and comparable. They represent various Japanese deities dating back to the Edo period (1604-1868). These were housed in small shrines.
I also found this online doing a search which looks rather like yours. The seller claims that it's 16th century.
It can however be very difficult to date these things precisely. I can't comment on the exact age but it does feel old, albeit maybe more Himalayan judging by the headgear? I've seen some Lamas that look similar.
Unfortunately, I can't seem to read that character. Maybe it's my poor kanji but it doesn't look like Japanese/Chinese script to me.
Hope this helps.