Keywords: Buddhism

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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.



Tea bowl with design of Daruma and inscription

Tea bowl with figure of Daruma and inscription. Clay: hard, buff Glaze: clear with areas of milkiness, crackled Decoration: iron and cobalt under glaze Signature: inscribed to right of painting, in cobalt.


Vase for Buddhist altar

Light gray clay. Two lion-head-shaped loop handles. Incised decoration on neck and base; molded and hand-formed relief decor of peonies accented with under-glaze cobalt blue. Clear glaze, crackled, yellow-green where thick. Splashed on both sides of neck with opaque bluish white unofu glaze. Clear glaze on inside.


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.