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Artist / Maker : Unknown
Title : Eleven Headed Kannon
Date (Execution) : 14th Century
Geographical Origin : Japan
Cultural Group :
Style / Period : Japan Kamakura 1185-1333
Medium / Material  : Paint; Ink; Gold
Support / Technique : silk mounted on paper
Object Type : hanging scrolls
Visual Description : Vertical hanging scroll, ink, colours and gold (kirikane) on indigo silk. Figure of the 11-headed kannon (juichimen kannon raigo-zu) standing upon a "raigo" cloud. The eleven-headed kannon (Juichimen) standing upon a raigo cloud is associated with the Nigatsu-do, part of the temple complex of Todai-ji in Nara, Japan. Kannon is the most important and most popular bodhisattva attending amida Buddha, but is also associated with other sects of Buddhism. (from Kelsall, JoAnn, Oriental Scroll Painting from the Maltwood Collection, exhibition catalogue, 1983).
Accession # : M964.1.137
Width (cm) : 36.00
Height (cm) : 75.00
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Bequest of John and Katharine Maltwood
Artist Statement :