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Hiten, a Heavenly Being

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Provenance

said to be a fragment of wooden sculpture from the kohai of a Heian-period Amida at Kofuku-ji, Nara; 1911 pruchased by Okakura Kakuzo in Japan

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Hiten zo

Japanese, late Heian period, 12th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 2, pg. 37: no. 29

Dimensions

70.0 cm (27 9/16 in.) (height overall)

Accession Number

12.334

Medium or Technique

Japanese cypress with gold

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Sculpture