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Stone Jizo Bosatsu Bodhisattva Edo 17/18 c.

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1700: Item # 1327573

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Seated Jizo Bosatsu, the hands forming the gassho mudra of adoration, sculpted figurally with rough-hewn simplicity from a grayish igneous stone. Early- to mid-Edo Period ca. 1700, possibly earlier. Dark-soot patination, particularly of the head, lower portion of the front, and entirety of the back, testifying to centuries of devotional usage during which a bib-type garment was draped around the neck, thereby partially shielding the stone from the smoke of burning candles and incense.

Height: 13 cm
Width: 9.5 cm
Depth: 7 cm

An enchanting little Jizo stone.