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Title

Buddhist image [lower half]

early 19th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

No image
  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 - 1868 → Japan
    Date
    early 19th century
    Media category
    Printing blocks & plates
    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
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  • 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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan