Nara Sculptors at the End of the 13th Century

Dainichi; Kamakura period, late 12th century; Shinnyo-en, Tokyo.
Samuel C. Morse
Howard M. and Martha P. Mitchell Professor, Amherst College
May 4, 2023; 6–7PM

807 Schermerhorn Hall


Atsumi Distinguished Lecturer Series

Following the destruction of the great temples of Nara in 1180, a fledgling group of sculptors, which came to be known as the Kei school, was thrust into the center of artistic endeavors in Japan. These lectures have been exploring the transformative role the Kei school and its successors played in Japanese sculptural practice. This is the final lecture of the series.