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Large wooden panel with Bodhisattva Kannon

Price:  1.200,00

A beautiful and large wooden ooema 大絵馬 with a painted image of the Bodhisattva Kannon 観音 (better known as Guanyin). An ooema is a large painted wooden panel for a Shinto or Buddhist temple.

Kannon stands peacefully with folded hands on the head of her companion, a dragon. A large halo crowns her head. The dragon is swimming vigorously between turbulent waves in the middle of the sea. Here she shows both her spiritual powers as well as her status of a patroness of fishermen.

A very detailed painting with even some in relief, like the water drops.

Around the panel a thick blackened original wooden frame.

In good original condition with signs of age and use.
Height 159.6 cm, Width 78.8 cm, Depth 5.0 cm.
Bakumatsu-period.
Guanyin ( 觀音) is the Buddhist bodhisattva associated with compassion. She is the East Asian equivalent of Avalokiteśvara, and has been adopted by other Eastern religions. She was first given the appellation of “goddess of mercy” or the mercy goddess by Jesuit missionaries in China. The Chinese name Guanyin is short for Guanshiyin, which means “[The One Who] Perceives the Sounds of the World.”. (From Wikipedia)

Ref. No. : N2485cata

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