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Deva, a Heavenly Being

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Provenance

1911, purchased in Nara by Francis Gardner Curtis; 1912 gift of Francis Gardner Curtis

Credit Line

Gift of Francis Gardner Curtis

Tenbu ryuzo

Japanese, late Heian period, first half of the 11th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 2, pg. 34: no. 8

Dimensions

108.5 cm (42 11/16 in.) (height of figure)

Accession Number

12.333

Medium or Technique

Japanese cypress with polychrome and lacquer; single woodblock construction

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Sculpture