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Creator Nationality: Japan, Kamakura Period (1185-1333)
Creator Name-CRT: Japan, Kamakura Period (1185-1333)
Title: A Heavenly General (One of the Junishinsho)
Title Type: Primary
Creation Start Date: 1200
Creation End Date: 1299
Creation Date: 13th century
Object Type: Sculpture
Classification Term: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: wood with lacquer, polychromy, gold, and crystal eyes
Dimensions: Overall: 117.2cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1988.53
Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund
Provenance: (Yanagi Fine Art Shop)
Style or Period: Japan, Kamakura Period (1185-1333)
Context: The image was constructed from many pieces of thinly carved wood joined together with pins and then covered with hemp cloth, lacquer paste, and pigments. The eyes are pieces of crystal that were painted from behind. All this work was done in the studio of a sculptor of Buddhist images, probably in Kyoto, an ancient capital of Japan.This robust sculpture comes from a set of Twelve Divine Generals (Junishinsho), protectors of the Healing Buddha (Yakushi Nyorai). The generals flanked Yakushi in the hall of a Japanese Buddhist temple.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1988.53
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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