Zenzai Doji

Date:

12th/14th century

Artist:

Japan

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.

On View

Asian Art, Gallery 104

Artist

Zenzai Doshi

Title

Zenzai Doji

Origin

Japan

Date

1201–1400

Medium

Wood with glass and polychromy, and metal accessories

Dimensions

H. 35.5 cm

Credit Line

Robert Allerton Purchase Fund

Reference Number

1976.115

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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