Japan, Kamakura period (1185-1333)
hanging scroll, ink, color, and cut gold (kirikane) on silk, Image - h:59.00 w:33.20 cm (h:23 3/16 w:13 1/16 inches)
Overall - h:120.70 w:51.40 cm (h:47 1/2 w:20 3/16 inches). John L. Severance Fund 1983.75
Jizø is a bodhisattva (enlightened being) shown as a monk with a shaven head, holding a staff and wish-granting jewel.