Antique Stones Japan

Stone Jizo Bodhisattva Buddha Kannon Edo Lichen Zen

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1800: Item # 869359

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Daikyocho 27
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0015

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Figuratively sculpted stone depiction of a standing Jizo Bosatsu with hands in the gassho adoration mudra accompanied by its original lotus-form dais. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1750. Old loss to both hands. Variegated lichen accumulation.

Height, including lotus-form dais: 62 cm
Height of Jizo figure only: 48 cm
Upper-surface diameter of lotus-form dais: 26 cm.

The absence of any inscription whatsoever on this piece implies that it was originally grouped with five similar Jizo pieces in a six-Jizo ensemble. Only rarely does one find a figuratively sculpted stone Jizo complete with its original lotus-form dais.

An elegantly sculpted stone rarity, imperfect yet highly desirable nonetheless.