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Stone Nyoirin Kannon Bosatsu Kanpo 2 (1742) Edo

Stone Nyoirin Kannon Bosatsu Kanpo 2 (1742) Edo

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Sculpture: Pre 1800: Item # 714112

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Daikyocho 27
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0015

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Nyoirin Kannon Bosatsu in characteristic seated pose of royal ease, sculpted from a gray-hued igneous stone. Clearly dated on the backside to the second year of the Kanpo Era (1742), mid-Edo Period. Natural fissures evident, most notably running diagonally along a line from the head down through the right side of the figure's face and continuing to the neckline. No repairs have been made. Excellent lichen accumulation, including large patches of a gray-white-hued variety.

Height: 47.5 cm
Width: 32.2 cm
Depth: 22.4 cm

Nyoirin Kannon as serendipitous confluence of nature and art. A superlative stone.