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JIZO BOSATSU

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Jizo Botatsu figure, Japan, 18:H x 10"W x 8"D.
Sales price $750
SKU: gre0220280
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Description

Jizo is portrayed as a Buddhist monk, having a shaved head and wearing a simple monk's robe. Because he has several important functions, Jizo is one of two of most popular Bodhisattva in Japan after Kanon. Jizo is the guardian deity of chidren and the patron saint of travelers. More formal images show him holding a Buddhist monk's iron staff. In his other hand he holds a Flaming Jewel, the symbol of Buddhist wisdom. In his other hand he's often portayed clutching the Flaming Jewel to his chest. Dates from the early 20th century