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Stone Sho-Kannon Bosatsu Bodhisattva Edo 18 c.

Stone Sho-Kannon Bosatsu Bodhisattva Edo 18 c.

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Sculpture: Pre 1800: Item # 1280501

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Daikyocho 27
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0015

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Seated Sho-Kannon Bosatsu, the hands holding a long-stemmed lotus bud, sculpted in relief from a grayish-brown igneous stone. Mid- to late-Edo Period ca. 1775. Old loss, most notably to the upper-left edge of the overarching mandorla. Light lichen accumulation.

Height: 50 cm
Width: 29 cm
Depth: 18 cm

Sho-Kannon is the principal form of Kannon Bosatsu, the Bodhisattva of compassion, typically depicted holding a single lotus flower with a small seated image of Amida Buddha placed prominently in the headdress, as in the example offered herein.

A charming piece of Japanese folk sculpture, boasting good size and substantial age.