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NARA ERA BUDDHIST ARTTHE GREAT AGE OF GILT BRONZEBronze, Clay, & Dry Lacquer Still Surpass Wood Sculpture
Death of Shaka, Clay, Nehanzōdo
Nehanzōdo 涅槃像土Dated 711 AD, Hōryū-ji Temple 法隆寺Representation of the death of the Historical Buddha, who is shown in a reclining position. In Japan, this is the oldest extant example of this scene.
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