Dainichi, the Buddha of Infinite Illumination

Dainichi nyorai zazo
大日如来坐像 一躯

Japanese
late Heian period
dated 1149
Shin....... (Japanese, dates unknown), Keichi (Japanese, dates unknown), Jôyû (Japanese, dates unknown)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 2, pg. 35: no. 13

Dimensions

Height of figure: 141.6 cm (55 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

09.531a-c

Medium or Technique

Camphor wood with gold; joined woodblock construction

On View

Japanese Buddhist Temple Room (Gallery 279)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Sculpture

Inscription

See description

Provenance

Purchased by Denman Waldo Ross in Japan where he traveled in 1908; 1909 given to the Museum by Denman Waldo Ross.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection