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Stone 3-men Bato-Kannon Bosatsu 3-Faced Horse-head Kannon Edo 19 c.

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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.