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Prince Shôtoku at Age Two (Japanese: Shôtoku Taishi Nisaizô)

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Prince Shôtoku at Age Two (Japanese: Shôtoku Taishi Nisaizô), Kamakura period, datable to circa 1292
Transliterated Title: Shôtoku Taishi Nisaizô
Sculpture
, Figure
Japanese
,
13th century
Kamakura period, 1185-1333
Creation Place: Japan
Japanese cypress; assembled woodblock construction with polychromy and rock-crystal inlaid eyes
H. 67.9 x W. 24.8 x D. 22.9 cm (26 3/4 x 9 3/4 x 9 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Promised gift of Walter C. Sedgwick in memory of Ellery Sedgwick Sr. and Ellery Sedgwick Jr.
, 99.1979.1
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Provenance
[Yamanaka & Co., Japan] sold; to Ellery Sedgwick, Boston, 1936, by descent; to Walter C. Sedgwick, Woodside, CA (by 1979), promised gift; to Harvard University Museums, 1979.
Bibliography
John M. Rosenfield, "The Sedgwick Statue of the Infant Shotoku Taishi", Archives of Asian Art (1968-1969), Vol. XXII / pp. 56-79, Fig. 1 / p. 57

Pratapaditya Pal and Julia Meech, Buddhist Book Illuminations, Ravi Kumar Publishers (New York, 1988), p. 270, fig. 107

Anne Nishimura Morse and Samuel Crowell Morse, Object as Insight: Japanese Buddhist Art & Ritual, exh. cat., Katonah Museum of Art (Katonah, NY, 1995), pp. 88-89, cat. 33

Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums Annual Report 2006-7, (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 11, repr.

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum Handbook, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), pp.46-47

Francesca Herndon-Consagra, Reflections of the Buddha, exh. cat., Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts (St. Louis, MO, 2011-2012), p. III (color plate); p. 10, fig. 2; p. 40, no. 1, p. 48 (installation image, detail)

Exhibition History
Reflections of the Buddha, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, 09/09/2011 - 03/10/2012
Later Chinese and Japanese Figure Painting in Decorative Arts, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 02/22/1992 - 06/07/1992
Paragons of Wisdom and Virtue: East Asian Figure Painting, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 02/15/1997 - 09/21/1997