Description This stone was erected to help ensure that a pious Buddhist couple would be reborn in the Paradise of the Western Buddha. They were given Buddhist names and called "female believer" (left) and "male believer" right. The seated left-hand figure looks like the Bodhisattva Kannon (the Indian Avalokitesvara), the one on the right the Bodhisattva Jizo, both of whom dwell in the Western Paradise.
Provenance Professor Walther Kirchner, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 2002, by gift.
Credit Gift of Professor Walther Kirchner, 2002
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