Japan Fine Large & Elegant Antique Bronze Seated Kanon Maitreya Beautiful Face
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From Our recent Japanese Acquisitions
A beautiful face.
Japan, a large 49″ tall antique 19th century elegant and finely cast bronze seated Kanon Maitreya, Guan Yin in a pensive pose, a superb work of art.
This example is the oldest and largest version of this bronze pensive pose Kannon we have ever seen available. It dates to the end of the 19th century.
An ideal indoor or garden candidate.
Dimensions: 49 inches tall and 22 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 engraved base all exhibiting original green color. Green patina formation on surface areas come from a previous garden installation.
Provenance: Private collection Kyoto, 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.
Life time Guarantee of Authenticity. We are membetrs of NAJGA- North American Japanese Garden Association.
We have been dealing in authentic Japanese, Chinese, European, and Asian Fine art, antiquities, garden ornaments, lanterns and water basins for 25 years. Our president personally travels to Japan, Europe and China each year to meet his network partners who assist him in finding best examples. He personally inspects each antique work of art to ensure its old age, authenticity and quality condition. After accumulating a group, they are imported to Vermont in large containers. This method keeps shipping costs low and enables us to offer them to you at reasonable prices. We ship internationally.
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