About this artwork
This devotee, with hands raised in prayer, represents Zenzai Doji, whose encounters with various spiritual teachers are described in early Buddhist texts. These writings relate his extensive travels in search of enlightenment, ultimately resulting in his conversion into a bodhisattva (bosatsu). In this sculpture, Zenzai Doji takes a step forward; his robes, spread as if caught in a breeze, further convey his movement.
- Zenzai Doshi
- Zenzai Doji
- Wood with glass and polychromy, and metal accessories
- H. 35.5 cm (14 in.)
- Robert Allerton Purchase Fund