Hiten, a Heavenly Being

Hiten zo
飛天像 一躯

Japanese
late Heian period
12th century


Catalogue Raisonné

Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 2, pg. 37: no. 29

Dimensions

70.0 cm (27 9/16 in.) (height overall)

Accession Number

12.334

Medium or Technique

Japanese cypress with gold

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Sculpture

Provenance

said to be a fragment of wooden sculpture from the kohai of a Heian-period Amida at Kofuku-ji, Nara; 1911 pruchased by Okakura Kakuzo in Japan

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund