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가섭존자상 조선
迦葉尊者像 朝鮮
Kashyapa

Period:
Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)
Date:
dated 1700
Culture:
Korea
Medium:
Wood with polychrome paint
Dimensions:
H. 22 in. (55.9 cm); W. 9 in. (22.9 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, 1942
Accession Number:
42.25.8
Not on view
This standing figure in a monk’s robe is Kashyapa (Korean: Gaseop), the eldest of the two principal disciples of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni. His smiling face and relaxed posture convey benevolence and wisdom.

According to the inscription with the votive offerings placed inside, the statue was made on the twenty-ninth day of the third month in 1700, together with a Buddha and arhat figures (Korean: nahan), at a temple retreat on Mount Duryun in Yeongam district, now part of Daeheung Temple in South Jeolla Province. The monk-sculptor Saengnan, whose works can be found today in Jeolla Province, was among the artists involved in this project.
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller , New York (until 1942; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Arts of Korea," June 7, 1998–January 24, 1999.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Korea," August 23, 2003–June 28, 2004.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Korea," January 14, 2005–October 29, 2006.

New York. Asia Society. "A Passion for Asia: The Rockefeller Family Collects," February 23, 2006–September 3, 2006.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Buddhist Paintings from the Koryō Dynasty (918–1392)," May 8, 2007–October 22, 2007.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Portraits in Korean Painting," December 6, 2012–June 9, 2013.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Korea: 100 Years of Collecting at the Met," February 7, 2015–March 27, 2016.

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