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Chinese Buddhist Sculpture

"Chinese Buddhist Sculpture"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 1  April 12, 2016 (Tue) - April 9, 2017 (Sun)

  
Ekadasamukha in a Niche (detail), Tang dynasty, 8th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Hosokawa Moritatsu)

This section mainly features stone or gilt bronze Buddhist statues from about the 6th to the 8th century. The statues on display present the exquisite form of sculptures from the golden era of Buddhist statues in China.

Current exhibit includes:
Seated Buddha, Sixteen Kingdoms period, 4th century (On exhibit through August 28, 2016; On exhibit from February 28, 2017)
Standing Mahasthamaprapta,
Sui dynasty, 6th century (Important Cultural Property, On exhibit through August 28, 2016; On exhibit from February 28, 2017)
Seated Bodhisattva with One Leg Pendent and Four Attendants,
Northern Qi dynasty, 6th century (On exhibit through August 28, 2016; On exhibit from February 28, 2017)
Standing Bodhisattva,
Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century (Lent by the Shanghai Museum, On exhibit from August 30, 2016 through February 26, 2017)
Ekadasamukha in a Niche,
Tang dynasty, 8th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Hosokawa Moritatsu)