Medium: Wood sculpture with traces of polychromy
Dimensions: 23 7/16 x 11 5/8 in. (59.5 x 29.5 cm)
Museum Location: Asian Galleries, Arts of Japan, 2nd floor
Accession Number: 61.1
Catalogue Description: The piece has been attributed to "Joga" on the basis of a signed sculpture from the same set now in the Nara Museum. (This sculptor has not been further identified.) Since the attributes, originally held in each hand, are now lost, positive identification of this figure is impossible, but he appears to be one of the twelve divine generals. "Yoseki" or multiple block construction with hollow center. Originally the piece was entirely polychromed. Traces of fabric which covered the joins, a small area of gilt and lacquer pattern, and traces of polychrome remain. Condition: repairs on left shoulder and right elbow. Small details of drapery broken off. Modern "cloud-shaped" stand.