Gilt bronze statue of Kukai or Konghai - Japan
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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1800: Item # 1109404
GALERIE GELUK Asian and Buddhist Art
|The Japanese monk Kukai (Konghai in Chinese)studied Buddhism in China from 804-806 (during the Tang dynasty) and returned to Japan with important texts and works of art. He introduced esoteric Buddhism and Buddhist art in Japan. The statue is in very good condition. The bronze is of good, heavy quality. Height 13 cm.|