Japan Fine and Elegant White Seated Kanon Maitreya, Beautiful Face, Boxed
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Japan, an elegant and fine seated Kanon Maitreya, Guan Yin in a pensive pose, a superb work of art cast in a white stone.
An ideal indoor or garden candidate.
Dimensions: 12 inches tall and 6 inches width.
The peaceful and youthful Kanon with sublime down cast eyes and his right leg crossed over his left and fingers of right hand gently touching his cheek in a classic pensive pose in quietude and seated atop a cylindrical lotus leaf base.
Provenance: Private collection Tokyo, Japan
Maitreya is a bodhisattva who in the Buddhist tradition is to appear on Earth, achieve enlightenment and who will be the successor to the historic Sakymuni Buddha. This combination of posture and pose “pensive pose” is a trans-eastern iconography popular and originating from ancient China and Korea, 6th-7th centuries. Kanon is a Japanese name for Guanyin, an East Asian bodhisattva and spiritual figure associated with mercy and compassion.
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