Bato Kannon, the Horse-headed Bodhisattva of Compassion

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

Bato Kannon, the Horse-headed Bodhisattva of Compassion

  • 馬頭観音菩薩繡仏
  • Japanese, Edo period, 18th–19th century
Dimensions
49.1 cm (image) 66.1 x 40.8 cm (26 x 16 1/16 in.) (support)
Medium or Technique
Panel; silk with embroidery
Classification
Ritual Objects
Type
Panel
Catalogue Raisonné
Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 3, pg. 49: no. 6
Accession Number
11.24144
Not on view

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