Northern Song dynasty (960–1127)
Wood (foxglove) with traces of pigment; single-woodblock construction
H. 45 1/2 in. (115.6 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1928
Not on view
The figure's posture suggests that this sculpture represents a bodhisattva who served as an attendant to a Buddha or some other transcendent figure. It was most likely part of a larger group of figures depicting various members of the Buddhist pantheon.
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