|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Culture||Japanese | Buddhist|
|Date Made||18th Century - 19th Century|
Life-size painted and laquered figure of a seated patriarch or monk. The tradition of painted or sculpted portraits of famous religious teachers or monks was popular in Zen Buddhism. These portraits were substituted for the traditional Buddhist painting and sculpture which the Zen rejected. Painted and lacquered red, gold and white. Glass or mineral eyes. Teeth showing. Designed to sit in a chair: 29-96-339.
|Credit Line||Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904|
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