Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
Taisho period White Porcelain Kannon, Goddess of Mercy
Please refer to our stock # TCR7049 when inquiring.
A serene image of the Hakui Kannon (White-robed Goddess of Mercy) signed Kohei enclosed in the original signed Kiri-wood display box dated the last year of the Taisho era (1926). It is 8-1/2 inches (22.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Kannon, also known as Guan-yin in Chinese or Avalokitasvara is a Bodhisattva, (one who has prolonged their own eternal enlightenment to stay behind to alleviate the suffering of others in this ephemeral world. Generally shown as feminine or androgynous, she is one of the most popular deities in the Japanese Buddhist Pantheon.
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