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Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: Thierry Ollivier

Sho-Kannon, Bodhisattva of Compassion

ca. 1100-1200

This sumptuously dressed bodhisattva with the appearance of a prince originally stood in a temple. As mediators between the divine and human worlds, bodhisattvas are highly venerated figures whose purpose is to encourage humans to reach nirvana, a state synonymous with deliverance from our earthly existence.

Artwork Details

Title: Sho-Kannon, Bodhisattva of Compassion
Geography: Japan
Date: ca. 1100-1200

Medium: wood, black lacquer and gold

Classification: sculpture
Dimensions: 95.5 x 20 x 13 cm
Inventory number: LAD 2009.024
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