Meiji Bijutsu

Heian Period Statue of Shotoku Taishi

Heian Period Statue of Shotoku Taishi

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1410308
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Minami-aoyama 4-8
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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An exceptional wooden statue representing Prince Shotoku, a legendary figure of Japanese history. Shotoku was a regent of the Asuka period (approximately 538 to 710 AD).

This particular statue dates from the Heian period (794-1185). It is made of wood and has most probably been retouched, especially the hands and possibly the sharp traits of the face.

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Please refer to pictures for details and condition.

The statue will be shipped in a fitted wooden box.
Size 14.5 x 12 x 34 (h) cm (5.8 x 4.8 x 13.6 in)

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Please understand there might be some delay receiving clearance from the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs to ship the statue outside of Japan (standard procedure for important and expensive antiques).

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