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The Shinto Deity Hachiman in the Guise of a Buddhist Monk

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Provenance

1936, sold by Yamanaka and Co., Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 8, 1936)

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund and Contributions

Sôgyô Hachiman shin zazô

Japanese, Kamakura period, dated 1328

Catalogue Raisonné

Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 2, pg. 40: no. 45

Dimensions

Overall: 81.3 x 93.3 x 61 cm (32 x 36 3/4 x 24 in.)

Accession Number

36.413

Medium or Technique

Japanese cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa) with polychrome and inlaid crystal; joined woodblock construction

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Sculpture