Standing Bodhisattva

Organization control number
C-217
Classification
Sculpture
Era century
Asuka period, 7th century
Item shape
Wood with polychromy
Size
93.7
Collector
Tokyo National Museum
At a time when bronze statues were the predominant form, this statue is a rare example of a wooden Buddhist sculpture that dates to the early Asuka period (552-645). The head and body were carved from a single block of camphor wood. Camphor was the most common material for wooden sculpture until the end of the Nara period (710-94). (制作年不詳)