Cult of Bodhisattva Jizo, guide and saviour of all sentient beings, established in Japan in late 7th century.

Deity responsible for relief from pain and suffering. Depicted in characteristic fashion; dressed in the robes of a monk with a shaven head.

Provenance

F.Tikotin; J.Ostier, Paris.


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