Bodhisattva Kannon 観音
Price: € 3.600,00
Amazing and large gold lacquer wooden sculpture of the bodhisattva Kannon 観音, the Goddess of Mercy, standing on a double lotus throne. Kannon is also better known as the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara.
Her crown is adorned by the head of Amida, a celestial buddha. The front and sides decorated with red and white small beads. Her chest with a similar ornament. Her hair and the hair of Amida are painted in a nice deep blue colour.
The craftsmanship of this statue shows through the quality of the soft carving of her face, which has a very serene and meditative appearance.
She holds her right hand in the varada mudra, while holding a padma (lotus) in her left hand.
Her clothes fall smoothly over her body and wave up at the sides.
The lotus throne rests one a lovely ornamented hexagonal piëdestal with fences, balusters, clouds, openwork floral panels.
Behind Kannon a large gold lacquered mandorla with a dense swirling cloud design in relief. In the centre an open work dharmachakra (wheel of the law).
Sizes complete sculpture:
Height 73 cm, Width 24 cm, Depth 16 cm.
Height 41.5 cm, Width 15 cm, Depth 8 cm.
Late Edo period – First half 19th century
The sculpture is in a very good condition with minor traces of, age wear and old restorations. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.
Kannon is one of Asia’s and Japan’s most beloved deities. Kannon worship remains non-denominational and widespread. S/he appears in countless forms throughout Japan to assist with all manner of earthly petitions and to protect all those trapped in the six realms of karmic rebirth, especially the human realm. (From Onmarkproductions.com)
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.
Price including insured shipping.