Bhaiṣajya-guru

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Bhaiṣajya-guru

Sculpture / Nara

Heian period, 9th century

Wood, single block construction

H 49.7

1躯

Formerly kept in Nyakuō-ji shrine, Kyoto

国宝

The most part of this statue including the torus of lotus pedestal was carved from a single block of Japanese nutmeg (kaya). The overall looks vibrantly, the drape of robe was carved elegantly and sharply. The face shows an Indian style. It was originally enshrined in Nyakuōji-sha in the Higashiyama district of Kyoto Prefecture.

Masterworks from the Nara Buddhist Sculpture Hall at the Nara National Museum. Nara National Museum, 2010, p.142, no.125.

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