About this artwork
Shortly after the Buddha attained enlightenment, Makakayō (Sanskrit: Mahā-kāsyapa) became one of his disciples, rising to the head of the religious order following the Buddha’s death. He was a zealous ascetic who adopted an austere lifestyle, as suggested by the ragged robes he wears in this print.
- Currently Off View
- Arts of Asia
- Munakata Shikô
- Makakayo (Mahakasyapa), from the series "Two Bodhisattva and Ten Great Disciples of Buddha Sakyamuni (Nibosatsu Shaka judai deshi)"
- Japan (Artist's nationality:)
- Printed 1968
- Woodblock print
- Approx: 135 × 41 cm (41 × 16 in.)
- Gift of Margeret A. Mottier in memory of John A. Mottier