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Juichimen Kannon (Eleven-headed Avalokitesvara)
  • Japan
  • Juichimen Kannon (Eleven-headed Avalokitesvara), 1600s with alterations made in the 1800s
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink, color, gold leaf (kirikane) on silk
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 110.8 x 50.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 43 5/8 x 19 7/8 in
    Mount Dimensions: 194.3 x 69.9 cm
    Mount Dimensions: 76 1/2 x 27 1/2 in
    Roller Dimensions: 29 x 1 in
  • Gift of Dr. and Mrs. George A. Colom
  • Not on display
  • 1986.0092
Label Text

Figure in the center of the image (identified as Bodihisattva Kannon), with eleven serene faces. Figure (identified as Dannon) seated upon a lotus leaf on a promontory surrounded by waves (identified as his P'u-t"o sanctuary on an island near Nippo on the South China coast).