The Bodhisattva Kannon


The Bodhisattva Kannon

metalwork / Asuka / Wakayama

Place excavated:Found on Mount Nachi, Wakayama

Asuka period, 7th century

Gilt bronze


One of Japan’s earliest Buddhist sculptures, this work was excavated at the sacred Mount Nachi. The well-balanced proportions reflect influence from the sculptures of Tang China."

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