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Wooden Seated Statue of Den-Yakushi-Nyorai

Designation Prefecturally-Designated
Classification Sculpture
Designated Date April 26, 1977
Amount 1
Address Aza-Osawa, Hiraizumi
Holder Shozen-in
Retainer  
Administrator  
HomePage Hiraizumi's Cultural Heritage

Summary
Statue Height  30.0cm

Wooden, Japanese Judas tree, single wood-block sculpture, with Chogan technique (Eyes carved directly into the surface of a wooden sculpture),showing the natural wood base. The tight twists of hair carved on head.
A robe draped around the body, covering the left shoulder and leaving the right shoulder a little exposed.
The left arm rested gently on the knee, and lifted and bent the right one.
Unfortunately, the both arms from the elbow, the legs and lower part are damaged and missing.
It is said to be Yakushi-Nyorai, the work of late Heian period.
However, it shows distinguished character in high topknot, slightly wide open eyes, unclear lower eyelid and rather heavily built body. In spite of the structural fracture, it is indeed a precious and valuable asset.