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Fukukensaku Kannon with Two Guardian Deities
JP Add 389 (1967,0213,0.2)
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Masterpiece

The central figure is the three-faced, four-armed Bodhisattva Kannon (Sanskrit: Avalokiteshvara). In Japanese Buddhism Kannon is shown in may different forms. Here, he is shown as Fukūkensaku ('with the Never-empty Noose'), carrying in one hand the rope with which he captures the hearts and minds of the faithful. He sits on a white lotus on a high rock which together suggest the 'Great Womb Mandala', the central image of Japanese Esoteric Buddhism. The painting is a fine example of an artist of the Kamakura period (1185-1333) adapting the earlier styles of the Nara period (710-94).

History of the Object
Formerly in the collection of Masuda Takashi.

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Type
Painting 
Materials
Ink and colour on silk 
Measurements
Width 87 cm Height 123 cm  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Japan 
Geography
Japan 
Time period
AD 12th century ~ AD 13th century 
Creation date
12th Century - 13th Century 
Function
hanging scroll painting 
Acquisition
Purchased from Mayuyama & Co in 1967. 
Copyright
Copyright Trustees of the British Museum 
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Owner
British Museum 
Museum
British Museum 
Credit line
 

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