LARGE JAPANESE BUDDHISTIC BRONZE FIGURE OF KANNON BODHISATTVA

LARGE JAPANESE BUDDHISTIC BRONZE FIGURE OF KANNON BODHISATTVA

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As part of our Japanese art collection we are delighted to offer this large and incredibly heavy gilt bronze figure of Kannon Bodhisattva , Kannon is highly revered in many forms throughout the Asian world and in particular in Buddhism , in China she is known as Guan-yin , essentially she is worshipped throughout as the God or Goddess of mercy and compassion , this particular representation sees Kannon holding the Lotus plant a Buddhist symbol of purity and enlightenment , the Goddess is wearing a gilt decorated robe depicting Phoenix (Ho-o birds) and is further decorated in loose hanging gilded metal jewels, her removable gilt jewelled headdress is surmounted by a Buddha upon a Lotus leaf base , she stands upon a hardwood base and is signed to the rear in an oblong tablet.

Condition report:  lovely and original with age related cleaning wear leaving her with a rich patination.

Approximate sizes:

Height:        30.5″       78.5 cm

Diameter: 9.5/8″        24.5 cm

Weight is very heavy 30 kg

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