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Kannon, the Bodhisattva of Compassion

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Kannon bosatsu ryuzo

Japanese, late Asuka period, late 7th–early 8th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 2, pg. 33: no. 3

Dimensions

22.5 cm (8 7/8 in.) (height of figure)

Accession Number

05.229a-b

Medium or Technique

Gilt bronze; lost wax casting in one piece

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Sculpture