THE OKAZAKI COLLECTION
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Collection Okasaki Collection
Description It is a statue of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Buddhist buddha). It called "Kannon." His body is golden and stands within a base. He wears Bodhisattva robes with red undergarment. His right hand is at the level of the chest, left hand was already lost. But left hand should at the level of the chest. There are some kind of Kannon in Buddhist, but it called "Sho-Kannon." He has a normal human shape with only one face and one pair arms. This is the most fundamental form of the bodhisattva, and when people speak of Kannnon, they usually have Sho-Kannon in mind. While already assured of Buddhahood, Kannon remains in this world to save the suffering. His supernatural abilities to perceive the voices and thoughts of people in need of salvation have won him a devoted following in Japan. It made from all wood.
Dimensions H-5.3 W-1.2 D-0.6 inches
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Object ID 2002.0008
Object Name Statue
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Last modified on: December 12, 2013