Standing Shaka (Śākyamuni) at Birth


Standing Shaka (Śākyamuni) at Birth

Sculpture / Nara

Asuka period (Hakuhō era), 7th century


H 11.8


The adorable figurine was presented characteristic styles such as the rounded small uṣīṣa (nikkei) and the short garment wrapped low around the waist, sticking out like fins. The right arm has been lost, however the cheerful face and robust body maintain the spirited charm of this statue.

Masterworks from the Nara Buddhist Sculpture Hall at the Nara National Museum. Nara National Museum, 2010, p.138, no.156.

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