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).

Historical period(s)
Edo period or Meiji era, 19th century
Medium
Porcelain with enamel glazes and lacquer over gold leaf
Dimensions
H x W: 18.7 x 14.6 cm (7 3/8 x 5 3/4 in)
Geography
Japan, Kyoto prefecture, Kyoto
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1901.47
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Sculpture
Type

Figure

Keywords
bodhisattva, Buddhism, dhyana mudra, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912)
Provenance

To 1901
R. Wagner, Berlin, to 1901 [1]

From 1901 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from R. Wagner in 1901 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 917, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

R. Wagner (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Description

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).

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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