Śākyamuni (Seiryō-ji type)

Organization control number
887-0
Cultural property designation
Important Cultural P
Classification
Sculptures
Author
By Genkai
Era century
Kamakura period, 13th century, Bun'ei 10
Item shape
Wood, single block construction
Size
H 78.7
Collector
Nara National Museum
The statue of Śākyamuni which priest Chōnen brought back from China to Seiryō-ji Temple in Kyoto had been extensively admired, therefore many works were reproduced in the Kamakura period. The present statue constitutes one of the reproductions. The ink inscription was written on the pedestal, describing the date of fabrication as well as the name of prayer and sculptor.

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