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木造熊野神像
Wooden Statue of Kumano-Shin (goddess)

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

Summary
Statue Height  39.5cm

Wooden, Japanese Judas tree, single wood-block sculpture, with Chogan technique (Eyes carved directly into the surface of a wooden sculpture), and showing the natural wood base.
It shows a feature of a Goddess, tied the bow on the head and the strings are hanging down behind the ears to cover the shoulders. Seated with bent arms, wearing a robe with wide sleeves.
This is enshrined as the sacred object of Kumano Shrine.
It is a work of late Heian Period, and also the valuable asset to show the traditional style in the same period.
It is also the precious example of Goddess feature in Iwate.