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Stone Bato-Kannon Bosatsu Horse-Head Jizo Buddha Edo

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1800: Item # 814444

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Figurative depiction of Bato (Horse-Head) Kannon Bosatsu seated upon a lotus-form dais, the Bato-Kannon figure and the dais sculpted from a single piece of stone. Mid- to late-Edo Period ca. 1750. Minor old loss. Excellent lichen accumulation.

Height, including lotus-form dais: 38.5 cm
Height of Bato-Kannon figure only: 29.4 cm
Diameter of upper surface of dais: 34.2 cm.

Sporting a tell-tale horse-head up top, a rarely seen figurative depiction of this most collectible of Kannon Bosatsu's 33 manifestations. For a discussion of Bato-Kannon stones, please see our stock #170.