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Bodhisattva
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The Bodhisattva has been expertly carved and decorated. The deep gold and blue colours compliment each other perfectly. The overall effect for the viewer is one of attraction and amazement.

History of the Object
The sculpture would have been made for a Buddhist shrine, sanctuary or temple.

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Type
Sculpture 
Materials
Gilded wood 
Measurements
Width 23 cm. Height 36.5 cm. Length 23 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Japan 
Geography
Japan 
Time period
AD 18th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
18th Century - 19th Century; 1700-1899 
Function
The sculpture potenitally depicts the Bodhisattva Seishi. It would have been made for a Buddhist shrine, sanctuary or temple. 
Acquisition
The sculpture was transfered to the Manchester Museum from Salford Museum in 1969. 
Copyright
The Manchester Museum 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
The Manchester Museum 
Museum
The Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester 
Credit line
The Manchester Museum 

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