Japanese, late 1940s, two-part granite figure of Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha, portrayed as a Buddhist monk, 12-1/2 in. on stand. Condition: good condition. Notes: Jiz? Bosatsu is the second most popular Bodhisattva in Japan after Kannon. He rescues the damned from Hell and is the guardian deity of children and patron saint of travelers. Prof. Bennett was explicit that this example was by a “famous” contemporary maker, whose name was unfortunately not recorded.
Please Note: Brunk Auctions provides condition reports as a courtesy to our clients and assumes no liability for any error or omission. Descriptions are our opinions and should in no way be construed as a guarantee of any kind as to age, condition, materials or any other feature of items being sold. No statement written or oral made by the auctioneer shall be deemed a warranty or assumption of liability by Brunk Auctions or by any seller represented by Brunk Auctions. We are happy to provide additional photographs to aid in your decision. We do not give refunds.. Provenance: Collection of Prof. John W. Bennett; Collection of Commander USNR (Ret.) Wayne S. and Mrs. Lydia B. Shiver, Asheboro, North Carolina