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Japanese Sculpture

"Japanese Sculpture"

Honkan Room 11  February 7, 2012 (Tue) - May 13, 2012 (Sun)

  
Seated Yakushi Nyorai (Bhaisajyaguru), Nara period, 8th century

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 exhibit includes:
Standing Fudo Myo-o (Acalanatha), Heian period, 12th century (Lent by Ota City, Tokyo)
Standing Juichimen Kannon Bosatsu (Ekadasamukha), Heian period, 9th century (Lent by Kojima-dera, Nara, Important Cultural Property)     
Standing Bishamonten (Vaisravana), Heian period, 9th century (Lent by Dojo-ji, Wakayama, Important Cultural Property)
Buddhain Nirvana (Death of Sakyamuni), Kamakura period, 13th century (Lent by Okadera, Nara, Important Cultural Property, on exhibit through April 22, 2012)
Standing Senju Kannon Bosatsu (Sahasrabhuja Avalokitesvara) No. 504, By Ryuen, Kamakura period, dated 1251-66 (Lent by Myoho'in (From the Main Hall of Rengeo'in), Important Cultural Property, on exhibit through April 22, 2012)