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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Japanese
Title:Votive Image of Bodhisattva (kannon)
Date Made:14th century
Type:Ceremonial
Materials:Wood and metal with gilt and pigment
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Overall: 3 5/16 in x 1 1/2 in x 1 in; 8.4 cm x 3.8 cm x 2.5 cm
Narrative Inscription:  LABEL: bottom (black ink): [Japanese character, sen hyaku go roku / ma [ill.] na].
Accession Number:  MH 1.Q.C
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Description:
Standing sculpture of Bodhisattva in long flowing robes, holding a staff in his proper right hand and a relic jar (?) in his left on a multi-layer lotus pedesta, consealed within a cylindrical box painted black.

Tags:
religion; devotion; Buddhism

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