Okimono - Bronze - Large nicely detailed bronze figure of bodhisattva Kannon standing on a large carp (koi) - Japan - Meiji - Taisho period

Description
Okimono - Bronze - Large nicely detailed bronze figure of bodhisattva Kannon standing on a large carp (koi) - Japan - Meiji - Taisho period
Good condition, see description - 44.8×41.5×19.5 cm

Bronze figure of bodhisattva Kannon standing on a large carp (koi), holding a scroll (holy scripture) in her hand. With unclear marked at the back of the figure. Meiji – Taisho Period.
Kannon is an active emanation of Amida Buddha, and thus she occupies a major place in the liturgy of Japan’s Pure Land (Jōdo 浄土) sects. Kannon is the most important of Amida’s two main attendants. A koi fish stands for courage and also associated with perseverance in adversity and strength of purpose. So light signs of age - with nice orignal patina
Weight: 6600 gr.

Lot details
Object
Okimono
Material
Bronze
Period
Meiji - Taisho period
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Title of artwork
Large nicely detailed bronze figure of bodhisattva Kannon standing on a large carp (koi)
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
44.8×41.5×19.5 cm
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