The head is almost four times life-size and carved in three separate parts using a Japanese technique called Yoseki Zukuri.
Carved Wooden Head of Buddha by Unknown Artist, 10871185
© British Museum
- Japanese cypress wood
- 95 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £1,000 ( Total: £1,500)
- Acquired in:
- Frau W Solf
It was once painted, lacquered and gilded. The style is characteristic of late Fujiwara sculpture.
Wilhelm Solf, German Ambassador to Japan.