Tokyo National Museum: THE HORYU-JI TREASURES: GILT-BRONZE BUDDHIST STATUES I. Tokyo, 1996. 566 pp. 78 colour and 231 b/w plates. 30x22 cm. Cloth.
Part One of a detailed study of the gilt-bronze statues amongst the Treasures from the Horyu-ji, donated to the Imperial Household in 1876 by the Horyu-ji temple and later entrusted to the Museum. This work discusses 26 of the 50 small gilt-bronze Buddhist statues (popularly known as the 48 Buddhas) from the Horyu-ji Treasures. The statues date from the Asuka and Nara periods and are examined and discussed by numerous non-destructive methods and multiply illustrated. Three page of introductions and two page plate list in English. Main texts in Japanese.
Subjects: Buddhist Art Bronzes
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