Rare, impressive late EDO period Buddhist Butsudan (literal meaning, "Buddha altar" or "House of Buddha") with Kannon 菩薩
Japan, ca. 1850
Large Buddhist shrine
In good condition. With original casing. The lacquered wood altar with gilt-wood interior is delicately carved and very old. Shows signs of aging.
Kannon is depicted in a standing position with the eyes downcast in a meditative expression all supported on a lotus throne with petal lappets.
39 cm high, 30 cm wide (open), 13 cm wide (closed) and 9,5 cm deep.
Weight ca. 950 gr.
Kannon 観音 (Chinese=Guānyīn) literally means watchful listening, is often translated as “one who sees / hears all.” Kannon witnesses/listens to the prayers and cries of those in difficulty and helps them achieve salvation.
Will be carefully packaged/shipped by registered post.