Jizô, the Bodhisattva of the Earth Matrix

Jizô bosatsu zazô
地蔵菩薩坐像 一躯

Japanese
Kamakura period
dated 1321
Enkei (Japanese, dates unknown)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 2, pg. 40: no. 44

Dimensions

Overall (figure seated on assembled base with staff): 182.9 x 96.5 x 96.5 cm (72 x 38 x 38 in.)

Accession Number

05.212

Medium or Technique

Japanese cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa) with polychrome and inlaid crystal; joined woodblock construction

On View

Japanese Buddhist Gallery (Gallery 278C)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Sculpture

Provenance

1905 purchased by Okakura Kakuzô in Japan

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund