Antique Buddha Museum Statues
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Japanese Gilt Bronze Buddha Statue

Kannon Bosatsu

Bodhisattva of Mercy

Edo Period, 1600-1868
H 14.25 in.(36cm), W 4.5 in.(11cm), D 4.5 in.(11cm)
Condition: very good, missing lotus
Kannon, the Japanese Bodhisattva of mercy, stands on a double lotus, her right hand in the gesture of charity, her left hand upraised to hold a lotus, (the missing attribute.) She wears a high bun and a crown upon which can be seen an image of Amitabha Buddha. She stands in a samapada pose, eyes cast down, her robes falling in wavelike loops and folds to her feet, where each toenail has been carved. The figure is classically proportioned and is surmounted by a bronze mandorla engraved with flames which appears to have been added or replaced at later time, and is secured by a welded rod on the reverse.

A finely cast statue of excellent preservation. With original finish flaked off in irregular patterns, leaving a mottled shading of old lacquer with gold highlights, a surface typical of older gilt bronzes. Some surfaces appear burnished from touching, an indication that this piece was preserved and cherished for use in spiritual practice.

Private Collection

Kannon Bosatsu
Kannon Bosatsu
Kannon Bosatsu

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