Jizo Bodhisattva
Friday, September 19, 2008 at 10:04AM
[chuck] in Art, jizo bodhisattva

Jizo (Kamakura period,1185-1333)


I went to the Met yesterday to see the painted palm-leaf folios of the Prajnaparamita Sutra.  They were exquisite, but they wouldn't let me take pictures.  I was, however, able to photograph several of my favorite pieces from the permanent collection, e.g. the larger than life-sized, wooden Jizo Bodhisattva with his pilgrim's staff and bright jewel of Dharma truth. 

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