Rāgarāja

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Rāgarāja

Sculpture / Nara

大佛師快成作、小佛師快尊・快弁、願主寂澄

Kamakura period, 13th century/Kenchō 8, 1256

Wood, joined block construction

H 26.2; H of halo: 30.3; H of pedestal: 29.3

1躯

重要文化財

The pedestal and the mandorla, as well as the gilt bronze adornments and color pigments have been preserved almost in the original condition. According to the inscription and the sutra deposited inside statue, the Buddhist sculptor Kaijō constructed this statue in 1256 and he applied a block of wood from the column which was left from the fire in the Great Buddha Hall of Tōdai-ji Temple.

Masterworks from the Nara Buddhist Sculpture Hall at the Nara National Museum. Nara National Museum, 2010, p.140, no.138.

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