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White-robed Kannon (the Buddhist Deity of Compassion)

White-robed Kannon (the Buddhist Deity of Compassion)

c. 1200

Hanging scroll; ink on paper

Image: 91.4 x 45.1 cm (36 x 17 3/4 in.); Overall: 178.4 x 64.1 cm (70 1/4 x 25 1/4 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1951.540

Description

Kannon is a deity of mercy and compassion in the Buddhist faith. This monochrome sketch comes from Kōzan-ji, a temple in northwest Kyoto. The subdued ink tones and plain brushwork reflect the taste of Zen Buddhism, which began to have an impact on the visual arts in 13th-century Japan.

See also
Department: 
Japanese Art
Type of artwork: 
Painting

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