Standing Nyorai (Tathāgata)


Standing Nyorai (Tathāgata)

Sculpture / Nara

Heian period, 9th century


H 166.7


The statue was worn and damaged overall, suggesting this statue had been survived from a tumultuous history. The stoutly built body and stern face are impressive. The strong facial expression with prominent eyelids shows a common characteristic of other examples in the Nara period.

Masterworks from the Nara Buddhist Sculpture Hall at the Nara National Museum. Nara National Museum, 2010, p.142, no.126.

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