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Title

Buddhist image [lower half]


Artist

Unknown

Japan


About

'The lower half of the Buddhist image is an example of fine craftsmanship with which the blockcutter has interpreted the original brushstrokes to depict different textures such as the monkey's fine fur, the guardian's coarse hair, the smooth and firm feathers of the birds, the flowing garments, the guardians' bulging muscles and so on. The prints made from woodblocks such as this would probably have provided inexpensive alternatives to painted scrolls for the worshippers to take home to adorn their family shrines.'

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, 13 August 2002.


Details


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

early 19th century


Materials used

carved wood


Dimensions

38.8 x 27.1 x 1.0 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 2002


Location

Not on display


Accession number

222.2002


Artist information

Unknown

Works in the collection

36


Place

Where the work was made
Japan