如意輪観音坐像Nyoirin Kannon,

Japan

The bodhisattva Kannon (Sanskrit: Avalokiteshvara) is represented here with Esoteric Buddhist attributes: the wish-fulfilling jewel (nyoi hōju) and the wheel (rin) of Buddhist teachings. Carved into the base are female donors’ names; this votive offering to a temple may have been in connection with the monthly jūkuya-kō ritual for the health and safe delivery of children.

Not on view

Public Domain

Object Details

Period: Edo period (1615–1868)

Date: dated 1693

Culture: Japan

Medium: Wood with gold, gold leaf, lacquer,and crystal inlay

Dimensions: H. 16 9/16 in. (42.1 cm); W. 12 1/8 in. (30.8 cm); D. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm)

Classification: Sculpture

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1956

Accession Number: 56.39

Inscription: Date incised underside of base: 6th year of Genroku [1693]
[ Mathias Komor , New York, until 1956; sold to MMA]
Auburn. Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center. "The Arts of Japan," September 6, 1986–November 2, 1986.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Birds, Flowers, and Buddhist Paradise Imagery in Japanese Art," February 14, 2004–June 13, 2004.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Japan," February 1, 2014–September 7, 2014.

Poughkeepsie. Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College. "Embodying Compassion in Buddhist Art: Image, Pilgrimage and Practice," April 23, 2015–June 28, 2015.

Asian Art (36,187)