Sacred Images of Ancient Japan: Buddhist Sculptures from Four Temples in Nara

"Sacred Images of Ancient Japan: Buddhist Sculptures from Four Temples in Nara"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 11  June 18, 2019 (Tue) - September 23, 2019 (Mon)

  

The Four Great Temples of Yamato (now Nara prefecture) are Okadera, Murouji, Hasedera and Abe Monjuin. These temples were built between the 7th and 8th century, shortly after Buddhism was introduced and began to thrive there. The Buddhist sculptures displayed here were borrowed from the Four Great Temples. They are not only excellently sculpted images, but also provide a fascinating glimpse into early developments in the Buddhist culture of the Four Great Temples of Yamato.

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 1 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
Important Cultural Property Shaka Entering Nirvana (Sakyamuni) Kamakura period, 13th century Lent by Okadera, Nara
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