Vintage Japanese Carved Kannon Bosatsu Guanyin Goddess of Compassion Root Wood Statue 観音
Vintage Japanese Carved Root Wood Statue
Kannon Bosatsu 観音
Bodhisattva of Compassion
Circa: Showa, mid 1900s'
H 12.5 in. (32cm), W 3.5 in. (9cm), D 2.5 in. (6.5cm)
Condition: very good!
Kannon, the Japanese Bodhisattva of Mercy and Compassion, her right hand is holding the celestial scarf swirling around her figure, and left hand upraised to hold a vase of nectar, she wears a hair clip over a high bun in concentric patterns, with a flame-like aureole framing her youthful features, she stands breezily arching lightly toward her back in a courtly countenance; her robes is densely textured, suggesting the flow of raindrops falling and covering her feet. The carving is exquisite in this classically proportioned figure. While preserving the natural asymmetry (Fukinsei 不均整)of the root wood, it mingles a tinge of Zen aesthetic without elaboration. The carving is well preserved and cherished for use in home decor or spiritual practice.