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Japanese Sculpture

"Japanese Sculpture"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 11  April 18, 2017 (Tue) - July 23, 2017 (Sun)

  
Standing Amida Nyorai (Amitabha) (detail), Kamakura period, 13th century (On exhibit from May 9, 2017)

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:
Fugen Bosatsu (Samantabhadra) on Elephant, Heian period, 12th century (National Treasure, Lent by the OKURA MUSEUM OF ART, Tokyo, On exhibit from May 9, 2017)
Standing Sho Kannon Bosatsu (Aryavalokitesvara),
Heian period, 9th-10th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Kanshinji, Osaka, On exhibit from May 9, 2017)
Standing Juni Shinsho (Twelve Heavenly Generals),
Kamakura period, 12th-13th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Sogenji, Kanagawa, On exhibit from May 9, 2017)