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Seated Jizo

Artist/maker unknown, Japanese

Geography:
Made in Japan, Asia

Period:
Kamakura Period (1185-1333)

Date:
Early 14th century

Medium:
Ink, colors, and cut and reverse-stamped gold on silk; mounted as a hanging scroll

Dimensions:
Painting: 2 feet 9 1/4 inches x 15 5/8 inches (84.5 x 39.7 cm) Mount: 5 feet 8 1/2 inches x 24 1/2 inches (174 x 62.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1983-16-1

Credit Line:
Gift of the Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1983

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Label:
The advocate of souls facing trial in hell and a protector of children, Jizo is depicted sitting atop a lotus throne on a rocky bluff amid a sea of rolling waves. This idealized setting, painted with touches of gold, may be a reference to Jizo’s legendary abode, Mount Karadiya.

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