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Bato Kannon, the Horse-headed Bodhisattva of Compassion

Japanese
18th–19th century


Catalogue Raisonné

Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 3, pg. 49: no. 6

Dimensions

49.1 cm (image) 66.1 x 40.8 cm (26 x 16 1/16 in.) (support)

Accession Number

11.24144

Medium or Technique

Panel; silk with embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Ritual Objects

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection