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Japanese Sculpture

"Japanese Sculpture"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 11  July 26, 2016 (Tue) - October 23, 2016 (Sun)

  
Standing Juichimen Kannon Bosatsu (Ekadasamukha), Formerly preserved at Tonomine, Nara, Tang dynasty, 7th century (Important Cultural Property)

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 Juichimen Kannon Bosatsu (Ekadasamukha), Formerly preserved at Tonomine, Nara, Tang dynasty, 7th century (Important Cultural Property)
Standing Jizo Bosatsu (Ksitigarbha),
Heian period, 12th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Joruriji, Kyoto)
Standing Juichimen Kannon Bosatsu (Ekadasamukha),
Heian period, 9th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Kojima-dera, Nara)
Seated Amida Nyorai (Amitabha),
Heian period, 12th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Komyoji, Nagano)
Standing Senju Kannon Bosatsu (Sahasrabhuja)No. 493,
By Injo, Kamakura period, dated 1251-59 (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Myoho'in (From the Main Hall of Rengeo'in), Kyoto)

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