wooden bodhisattva Jizō
Keyaki (zelkova) wooden bodhisattva Jizō (Ksitigarbha) sitting upright with one leg resting on the other.
In his hands he holds a pearl and a staff with six rings (shakujō) symbolising the six perfections of a bodhisattva (paramita). The figure is placed on a rectangular plinth in front of a wooden halo-circle with three cintanamipearls.
The plinth is inlayed with a separate piece of wood that has a carved prayer for protection against illness, for prosperity in business and being free of all difficulties.
Meiji – Taisho period.
Size; Jizō: H. : 66 cm.
Plinth: 28,5 x 36,5 cm.