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standing Bodhisattva
  • Japan
  • standing Bodhisattva, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • wood, lacquer, carving, glass, gilding
  • Object Height/Diameter: 49 x 15 cm including base
    Object Height/Diameter: 19 1/4 x 5 7/8 in including base
  • Gift of the Mauser Harmony with Nature Foundation, Inc., in memory of Dr. Ferdinand F. Mauser 1914–1994
  • Not on display
  • 2006.0146

wood with traces of red lacquer and gild; yosegi zukuri (multiple wood block construction), inset glass syes and urna in forehead, metal headdress. Figure is in a "S-curve posture, " attributes missing, with separate carved lotus petal throne base; it appears to be mate to 2006.0147. Bases of two statues do not match