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Jizô, the Bodhisattva of the Earth Matrix

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Provenance

Purchased for the Museum by Okakura Kakuzo in Japan, 1905.

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Jizô bosatsu zazô

Japanese, late Heian period, 12th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 2, pg. 37: no. 24

Dimensions

77.2 cm (30 3/8 in.) (height of figure)

Accession Number

05.227a-d

Medium or Technique

Japanese cypress with polychrome and gold; joined woodblock construction

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Sculpture