Disciple (One of the statues of Hōryūji’s pagoda)
The male figurine was seated squarely and his hands were crossed in front of the belly, expressed in the form of a prayer for departed souls. The body was made of clay adhered on the straw-coiled wood. This work constitutes the statue group enshrined on the first floor of five-storied pagoda in Hōryū-ji Temple, depicting the four scenes including Nirvāna.
Masterworks from the Nara Buddhist Sculpture Hall at the Nara National Museum. Nara National Museum, 2010, p.137, no.166.