Seated Jizo Bosatsu, the left hand holding a hoju (sacred jewel) and the right a shakujo (crozier), figurally sculpted from a large-grained sedimentary stone. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1725. Minor old loss, with softening of the lines and contours overall.
Height: 62 cm
Width: 47 cm
Depth: 30 cm
Packaged weight: 65 kg
Sadogashima, an island in the Japan Sea off the coast of Niigata Prefecture, is famous for its production of a distinctive style of figurally sculpted stone Jizo. Sadogashima Jizo stones sculpted on such a monumental scale as this example are exceedingly uncommon. A highly collectible piece, with excellent size, laudable condition, and significant age.