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Horse-Headed Kannon (Batō Kannon)

Horse-Headed Kannon (Batō Kannon)

馬頭観音像

early 1300s

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Wood

Overall: 110.6 cm (43 9/16 in.); Base: 28 cm (11 in.); Figure: 82.6 cm (32 1/2 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1981.1

Location

Description

Bato Kannon is the "Horse-Headed" Avalokitesvara, or Bodhisattva of Compassion, who presides over the realm of animals in the Buddhist Six Realms of Existence.

See also
Collection: 
Japanese Art
Department: 
Japanese Art
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
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Wood

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