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Kannon, the Bodhisattva of Compassion

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Provenance

1921 gift of William Sturgis Bigelow

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Kannon bosatsu zazo

Japanese, Edo period, 18th–19th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 2, pg. 43: no. 64

Dimensions

34.0 cm (13 3/8 in.) (height overall)

Accession Number

21.1116

Medium or Technique

Wood with polychrome, gold, and inlaid crystal; possibly joined woodblock technique

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Sculpture