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Portrait of a Buddhist Sect Founder or Disciple

Artist/Maker: Artist Unknown (Artist Unknown)

Date: late 18th or early 19th century
Medium: wood and pigment
Overall: 17 1/4 x 18 1/8 x 14 1/4 in. (43.8 x 46 x 36.2 cm)
Classification: Art Works
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Kurstin
Object number: 84.0024
DescriptionJapanese wood sculpture first evolved in the eighth century during the Heian Period and reached its zenith in the Kamakura Period (1185-1332), but due to the fragile and perishable nature of wood, few early works have survived. This seventeenth-century example is executed in the style of the Kamakura as it was inherited from the earlier Heian. For stylistic reasons it has been tentatively identified as a Buddhist sect founder or disciple.
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