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Kwannon with Lion

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Artist Unidentified


Kwannon with Lion

Creation Date

ca. 1850


mid-19th century


3 3/4 in. x 2 7/8 in. x 2 3/4 in. (9.5 cm. x 7.3 cm. x 7 cm.)

Object Type


Creation Place

Asia, Japan

Medium and Support


Credit Line

Gift of the Misses Harriet Sarah and Mary Sophia Walker


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Object Description

Female seated in curved rock formation; staff ("back scratcher") with curved top in p. right hand and p. left hand extended to smiling lion whose body emerges from behind rock. Figure's robe is finely carved with decorative pattern. Black paint on hair; traces of some orange colors.