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Hōkan Shaka Nyorai
  • Japan
  • Hōkan Shaka Nyorai, Muromachi period (1338–1573)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • wood
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 39 x 34 x 23 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 15 3/8 x 13 3/8 x 9 1/16 in
  • Gift of the Mauser Harmony with Nature Foundation, Inc., in memory of Dr. Ferdinand F. Mauser 1914–1994
  • Not on display
  • 2006.0142
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Unpainted wood, yosegi zukuri (multiple wood block construction), unpainted except for blue hair, red mouth, and black mustache, beard, eyes, and eyebrows with traces of white gesso on chest area. Seated in lotus position with hands in the Hokai Join meditation mudra. Hair topknot and crown are missing.