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Buddhist Nara

Accession Number
1959/2.17

Title
Buddhist Nara

Artist(s)
Saitō Kiyoshi

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1955

Medium & Support
color woodblock print on paper

Dimensions
17 5/16 in x 23 7/16 in (44 cm x 59.5 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of the artist

Subject matter
One of a series of prints by the artist portraying famous Buddhist sculptures of Nara (the capital of Japan in the 8th century and a major monastic center); this one evokes a sculpture of Avalokitesvara (Japanese, Kannon) at Hôryûji Temple on Nara's outskirts. Several other prints from this series are in UMMA's collections.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
color print

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
Buddhism
abstraction
sculpture (visual works)

1 Related Resource

Buddhism
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)

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