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鬼子母神 Kishibojin (Hārītī)
  • Japan
  • 鬼子母神 Kishibojin (Hārītī), 1700s–1800s Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • wood, lacquer
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 37.5 x 17.5 x 12 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 3/4 x 6 7/8 x 4 3/4 in
  • Gift of the Mauser Harmony with Nature Foundation, Inc., in memory of Dr. Ferdinand F. Mauser 1914–1994
  • Not on display
  • 2006.0143
Label Text

Wood covered with red lacquer and paint, yoseqi zukuri (multiple wood block construction), inset glass eyes, attachment for metal mandorla on back of figure. Statue represents the guardian of women in childbirth. The separate two-part base appears to be a mate to the base for the statue of the guardian figure L1988.003.