Important and very large painted wooden sculpture of a monk
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Important and very large painted wooden sculpture of a monk in a black robe sitting while holding a rosary in his hands.
This pose is often seen on paintings of patriarchs and high ranking monks.
A statue’s monks in a sitting posture are not very often seen as most statues of monks show them sitting down with crossed legs or standing.
An example of a statue of a monk sitting on a chair with shoes in front of him is the statue of Fuō Kobushi in Seiunji Temple (Yamanashi Province) dated 1353 and a statue without shoes that of Buttsū Zenji in the Hōkokuji (Ehime Province) dating to
the 13th century (Special Exhibition of Buddhist Portraiture, Nara National Museum 1981).
As is usual the slightly larger than life head with inlayed eyes is carved separately and inserted in the body.
Early Edo period. With Radio carbon age test. Early Edo period.
The left hem of the robe shows traces of gold lacquer flower scrolls. Including wooden stand.
Size; H. : 112 cm; W. : 79,5 cm; D. : 56 cm.