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Miroku, the Bodhisattva of the Future

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Provenance

Until 1906, Temple of Kôfuku-ji, Nara, Japan. Okakura Kakuzo (b. 1862 - d. 1913), Boston; 1920, sold by the estate of Okakura Kakuzô to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 3, 1920)

Credit Line

Chinese and Japanese Special Fund

Miroku bosatsu ryûzô

Japanese, Kamakura period, 1189

  • Artist Kaikei, Japanese, active 1189–1223
Catalogue Raisonné

Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 2, pg. 38: no. 33

Dimensions

Overall (Figure standing on base): 142.2 x 62.2 x 53.3 cm (56 x 24 1/2 x 21 in.)

Accession Number

20.723a

Medium or Technique

Japanese cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa) with gold and inlaid crystal; split-and-joined construction

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Sculpture