Kamakura To Early Muromachi Era Shrine Deity
Wooden Shrine Deity figure of Jizō Bosatsu Japan. Estimated to be from late Kamakura to early Muromachi era 12th – 13th Century.
Skillfully hand carved from cypress wood in a single block technique (ichiboku-zukuri) as a standing Bodhisattva Jizo and decorated with poly chrome lacquer and gold foil (kirikane). He has a composed and serene look, shaved head and is wearing the robes of a Buddhist monk. In his right hand he grasps the original alarum staff (shakujō) to frighten insects away from his path and which he shakes to awaken humans from their delusions.
His left hand holds a light illuminating and wish-granting jewel (hōju no tama), signifying the bestowal of blessings.
Bosatsu is 14.5 cm high approximately.
Please note – Carved wooden uruchi lacquer stand shown is not included.
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