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跋陀羅 seated Rakan Badara (Sanskrit: Bhadra)
  • Japan
  • 跋陀羅 seated Rakan Badara (Sanskrit: Bhadra), Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • wood, lacquer, paint, glass
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 73.5 x 39.5 x 34.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 28 7/8 x 15 1/2 x 13 9/16 in
  • Gift of the Mauser Harmony with Nature Foundation, Inc., in memory of Dr. Ferdinand F. Mauser 1914–1994
  • Not on display
  • 2006.0145

Wood core coated with fabric over which layers of lacquer and paint have been applied; yosegi zukuri (multiple wood block construction) with inset glass eyes. Statue represents the 6th Rakan Badara Sonja (Arhat; a saint of Buddhism) seated in a chair, holding a lion-cub. Identifying inscription is painted on the back of the figure. Inscription on the back of the base, however, refers to the 7th Rakan Karika Sonja.