Late Heian period, 10th century
Japanese cypress (hinoki) with traces of polychrome
H. of each 52.5 cm (20 5/8 in.)
Donated to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York by the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation in 2015
Murata Seiko 1983, pp. 21–31;
“Yamato Bunkakan zō Heian jidai mokuchō joshinzō ni tsuite” (On a wooden Shinto goddess of the Heian period, owned by the Museum Yamato Bunkakan). Yamato bunka, no. 71 (March): 21–31.
Kanda 1985, pls. 42–43;
Shinzō: Hachiman Imagery and Its Development. Harvard East Asian Monographs, 119. Cambridge, Mass.: Council on East Asian Studies, Harvard University.
Murase 2000, no. 12;
Bridge of Dreams: The Mary Griggs Burke Collection of Japanese Art. Exh. cat. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Tsuji Nobuo et al. 2005, no. 7.
Nyūyōku Bāku korekushon-ten: Nihon no bi sanzennen no kagayaki / Enduring Legacy of Japanese Art: The Mary Griggs Burke Collection. Exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu; Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of Art; Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum; and Miho Museum, Shigaraki, Shiga Prefecture. [Tokyo]: Nihon Keizai Shinbunsha.
This artwork was published as catalogue entry 563a, b in Volume II of Art through a Lifetime.