The Shinto Deity Hachiman in the Guise of a Buddhist Monk

Sôgyô Hachiman shin zazô
僧形八幡神坐像 一躯

Japanese
Kamakura period
dated 1328
Kôshun (Japanese, 1315–1328)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 2, pg. 40: no. 45

Dimensions

Overall: 81.3 x 93.3 x 61 cm (32 x 36 3/4 x 24 in.)

Accession Number

36.413

Medium or Technique

Japanese cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa) with polychrome and inlaid crystal; joined woodblock construction

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Sculpture

Provenance

1936, sold by Yamanaka and Co., Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 8, 1936)

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund and Contributions