EARLY 20TH C. JAPANESE JIZO STONE
Jizo is a much beloved Boddhisatva in Japan, Korea, and China, who is a protector of children, women, and travelers. For that reason you often see them placed near the road (also in gardens, and around the house). He is also known to help those who are struggling with a life problem or physical affliction.He is usually portrayed as a monk, in simple garb, and often holding a staff of six rings, and/or the jewel of the Dharma. As you would expect, these are stones, and quite heavy. Please take this into account in terms of shipping.
Here's another example of a Jizo sculpted from a natural rock, this time with the bottom of the rock flattened to aid verticality rather than sheared away. Height of 49 cm, width of 36 cm, dated to Meiji 43 (1911), excellent condition, weight of approximately 40 kg. Lotus-balloon in the left hand and hoju (sacred jewel) in the right. $1200