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Stone Sho-Kannon Bosatsu 33 Kannon Edo 18 c.

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Standing Sho-Kannon Bosatsu, the hands holding a long-stemmed lotus bud, sculpted in relief from a brown sedimentary stone. Mid-to late-Edo Period ca. 1775. Minor old loss, most notably to the lower-left corner of the base. Distinctive lichen accumulation.

Height: 47.5 cm
Width: 20 cm
Depth: 11 cm

Directly above the figure's head appear three Japanese characters meaning No. 21, implying that this piece originally was part of a set of 33 Kannon Bosatsu (Kannon is believed to have 33 different manifestations). Stone examples of 33 Kannon are uncommon.