Previously exhibited in 1986, this 25" Buddha is a 14th Century (Kamakura period) wood carving from Japan. It's covered with urushi, a lacquer made from a plant similar to poison ivy. Many of us have childhood memories of what poison ivy does to a camper, walker, nature explorer! It's not pretty. But this Buddha is.
You have only a few weeks left to see the current exhibit at the Museum. Goddess, Lion, Peasant, Priest, a beautiful exhibition of works by modern artists from India, is on display through Sunday, May 15, 2011.
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