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Batô Kannon, the Horse-headed Bodhisattva of Compassion

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Inscription

興聖寺什物 [裏書]

Provenance

Prior to 1886 purchased by Ernest Francisco Fenollosa; 1886 purchased by Charles Goddard Weld from Ernest Fenollosa; 1911 bequeathed by Charles Goddard Weld to the MFA.

Credit Line

Fenollosa-Weld Collection

Japanese, Heian period, 12th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 1, pg. 5: no. 5

Dimensions

166.1 x 82.7cm (65 3/8 x 32 9/16in.)

Accession Number

11.4035

Medium or Technique

Panel; ink, color, gold, and silver on silk

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings