Seated Three-faced Bato (Horse-head) Kannon Bosatsu with eight hands, two at chest level in the bato-in mudra and another pair on the lap holding a sacred jewel (Jp. hoju) in addition to four laterally arrayed hands wielding characteristic attributes, with a small horse-head barely discernible on the central figure's head, sculpted in bold relief from a high-quality granite. Late-Edo Period ca. 1850. Excellent condition with only very minor old loss. Variegated lichen accumulation.
Height: 50.5 cm
Width: 28 cm
Depth: 20 cm
Packaged weight: 30 kg
Stone depictions of this deity are exceedingly uncommon.
An expertly sculpted stone with formidable presence.