Keywords: bodhisattva

305 objects

Hibo Kannon

This monumental painting represents Kannon in the guise of a maternal figure who nurtures an infant surrounded by a halo. Both figures hover among clouds high above the stark landscape of the world where the child will live. The painting exhibits both a signature and seal.


Image of seated Kannon

Clay: hard, dense, grayish-white. Porcelain. Glaze: flesh parts – unglazed, covered by brown patina; robe -blue enamel with black decoration; cowl – silvered enamel with gold decoration; ornaments – gilded; rock – red brown (lacquer over gold foil).


Seated Kannon and dragon

Clay: hard, gray Glaze: cream-white, crackled. Decoration: in gold, turquoise-green and light red, over glaze.


Figure of Suigetsu Kannon

Clay: hard, dense, grayish. Darkened on surface. Glaze: figure – celadon, crackled; face, hands, and foot – thin brown (iron wash).