From: Japan

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 29-96-338
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Japanese | Buddhist
Provenience Japan
Date Made 18th Century - 19th Century
Section Asian
Materials Wood
Iconography Monk

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.

Height 84 cm
Width 54 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

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