Figure of Jizo by Unknown Artist

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

Details

Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
158 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,000 ( Total: £11,400)
Acquired in:
1972
Vendor:
Janette Ostier

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.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

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