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Seated figure, possibly a musician

Seated figure, possibly a musician

Seated figure, possibly a musician

Wood with traces of lacquer and gilding

H: 27 cm

The Jacob Pins Collection in the Israel Museum

Accession number:

B01.0597

Arts/Asian Art

This graceful figurine, its hands delicately poised to hold a now-vanished musical instrument, was perhaps part of a celestial orchestra accompanying a Buddha figure. It reflects the refined taste of the Heian imperial court, which influenced every aspect of aristocratic life during the 11th century.

From the Israel Museum publications:

The Jacob Pins Collection: Japanese Prints, Paintings, and Sculptures, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1994