Miroku, the Bodhisattva of the Future

Miroku bosatsu ryûzô
弥勒菩薩立像 一躯

Japanese
Kamakura period
1189
Artist Kaikei (Japanese, active 1189–1223)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 2, pg. 38: no. 33

Dimensions

Overall (Figure standing on base): 142.2 x 62.2 x 53.3 cm (56 x 24 1/2 x 21 in.)

Accession Number

20.723.1

Medium or Technique

Japanese cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa) with gold and inlaid crystal; split-and-joined construction

On View

Japanese Buddhist Gallery (Gallery 278C)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Sculpture

Provenance

Until 1906, Temple of Kôfuku-ji, Nara, Japan; 1906, sold by the Temple of Kôfuku-ji. Okakura Kakuzo (b. 1862 - d. 1913), Boston; 1920, sold by the estate of Okakura Kakuzô to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 3, 1920)

Credit Line

Chinese and Japanese Special Fund