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Japanese Sculpture

"Japanese Sculpture"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 11  September 6, 2005 (Tue) - December 11, 2005 (Sun)

This gallery introduces the history of sculptural art in Japan through prototypical wood-sculptures featuring examples dating from the Heian and Kamakura periods, the zenith of Japanese sculpture.
Current exhibition includes:
Standing Sho-Kannon Bosatsu (Arya-Avalokitesvara), Heian period, 9th - 10th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Kanshin-ji, Osaka)
Standing Komoku Ten (Virupakusa), Heian period, 12th century (National Treasure, Lent by Joruri-ji, Kyoto)
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