Seated Sho-Kannon Bosatsu, the hands holding a long-stemmed lotus bud, sculpted in relief from a grayish-brown igneous stone. Late-Edo Period ca. 1800. 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
Packaged weight: 29 kg.
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 notably charming stone with strong presence.