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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Japanese
Title:Jizo in Shrine
Type:Ceremonial
Materials:Lacquer, gilt, carved wood, pigments, small metal accessories.
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Overall: 2 5/8 in x 1 1/4 in x 13/16 in; 6.7 cm x 3.2 cm x 2.1 cm
Narrative Inscription:  No inscription.
Accession Number:  MH 1937.1.Q.G
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. William H. Shelmire.
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Description:
Standing sculpture of Jizo, holding a relic jar (?) in his left hand, on a lotus pedestal, consealed within a cylindrical box painted in black.

Tags:
religion; worship; devotion; Buddhism

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