Large, beautiful late Edo period Buddhist butsudan or home altar with the statue of Kannon Bosatsu 菩薩 (39cm) - Japan - ca. 1850

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Large, beautiful late Edo period Buddhist butsudan or home altar with the statue of Kannon Bosatsu 菩薩 (39cm) - Japan - ca. 1850
Good condition, signs of wear. No repairs. See description and photos.

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.

Dimensions approx.:
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.

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