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Shô Kannon, the Bodhisattva of Compassion

Shô Kannon bosatsu zazô

dated 1269

Saichi, Japanese, dates unknown Japanese


Dimensions

Overall (Height of figure): 50.3 cm (19 13/16 in.) Overall (Height to hairline): 38.2 cm (15 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.11447

Medium or Technique

Gilt bronze; cast from piece molds

On View

Japan: Buddhist Art (Gallery 278B)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Sculpture

Provenance

Originally owned by Kongorin-ji, Shiga Prefecture; 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