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如意輪観音 Nyoirin Kannon (Wish-fulfilling Jewel Kannon)
  • Japan
  • 如意輪観音 Nyoirin Kannon (Wish-fulfilling Jewel Kannon), 1732, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • granite, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 43.18 x 29.21 x 17.78 cm maximum
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 17 x 11 1/2 x 7 in maximum
    Weight: 49 lbs
  • Gift of Howard and Kenneth Steinman in memory of their parents David and Ethel Steinman
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0042

Stone relief sculpture of a figure in a sitting pose with right arm propped on knee. The figure is surrounded by an oval backdrop of stone with kanji carved into the background. The figure has a robe and head wrapping. This image is linked to Buddhism.