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Object Number: 29-96-303
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Japanese
Buddhist
Provenience: Japan
Higashi Hongwanji
Buddhist Temple
Period: Edo Period (uncertain)
Meiji Period (uncertain)
Date Made: Edo Period - 19th Century
Early Date: 1615
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Bronze
Technique:Gilded
Iconography:Seated Jizo
Sceptre
Jewel
Height: 177cm
Width: 68cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

Description

Bronze figure of seated Jizo. Gilded head and hands. Nimbus with Sanskrit characters. In his left hand is a priest's sceptre (shakujo) with pendant rings; in his right hand is a jewel like a pomegranate.
See 29-96-304 (pedestal); of panti-colored bronze.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Collection of Japanese Buddhist Art (1899)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1904. Monograph of the Buddhist Temple in the Free Museum of Science and Art, University of Pennsylvania. 1-47.View Objects cited in this Publication

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