Seated Shaka

Seated Shaka

c. 900

Wood with lacquer and traces of color

Overall: 57.2 x 46.4 x 38.1 cm (22 1/2 x 18 1/4 x 15 in.)

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1986.7

Description

This image of the historical Buddha is carved from one piece of wood. The distinctive pattern of thick, raised garment folds is characteristic of 9th- and 10th-century Buddhist sculpture in Japan.

See also
Collection: 
Japanese Art
Department: 
Japanese Art
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture

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