The bodhisattva Kannon
Kamakura period, 14th century AD
Kannon (Sanskrit: Avalokiteshvara) was one of
The structural technique used is yosegi zukuri, which means that the statue is made of hollow components fitted together. The decoration on the robes, consisting of leaves, waves, hatching and linked swastikas, is all of gold foil typical of sculpture of the Kamakura period (1185-1333).
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