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Jizô, the Bodhisattva of the Earth Matrix

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Provenance

1905 purchased by Okakura Kakuzô in Japan

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Jizô bosatsu zazô

Japanese, Kamakura period, dated 1321

  • Enkei, Japanese, dates unknown
Catalogue Raisonné

Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 2, pg. 40: no. 44

Dimensions

Overall (figure seated on assembled base with staff): 182.9 x 96.5 x 96.5 cm (72 x 38 x 38 in.)

Accession Number

05.212

Medium or Technique

Japanese cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa) with polychrome and inlaid crystal; joined woodblock construction

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Sculpture