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Jizo, the Bodhisattva of the Earth Matrix

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Provenance

1926 bequest by William Sturgis Bigelow to the Museum

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Jizo bosatsu ryuzo

Japanese, Kamakura period, 13th–14th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 2, pg. 40: no. 43

Dimensions

Overall: 76.5cm (30 1/8in.) Other (to hairline): 73cm (28 3/4in.)

Accession Number

26.673

Medium or Technique

Japanese cypress with polychrome, gold, and inlaid crystal; split-and-joined construction

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Sculpture