SOTAI JIZO – Stone Two-Figure Jizo Bosatsu statue (Dealer: Sezuan antiques & art) – Characteristic stone carving Buddhist figure of Two-figure Jizo Bosatsu called ‘Sotai-Jizo’ which is seen mainly in Kanto region, Japan. Edo period, 19th century.
It seems to have a deep connection to ‘Doso-shin’ (Traveler’s guardian deity) of the local folk religion, then expressed to buddhismize their ancestor’s marital figures possibly… ? Well-embodied appearance of folksy local belief by its simplified facial expression and its presence. Attached with base.
Stone – approx. H 19.5cm (7.67in)
Total with base – approx. H 22cm (8.66in)
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