Dating a sculpture
This paper establishes a chronological framework for selected pieces of Caribbean (Taíno/Lucayan) wooden sculpture, enabling previously ahistoric artefacts to fit back into the wider corpus of pre-colonial material culture. Far from being constrained to the last few centuries prior to contact, the dates for these objects extend back to ca.
AD 250, and include the artistic legacies of various cultures.
It sells quality hand-carved wood Buddha statues and Bodhisattva statuary from Japan, China, and SE Asia.
It is aimed at art lovers, Buddhist practitioners, and laity alike. Tiantai Art (110 pix) ►Zodiac & 28 Moon Lodges ►Hina Dolls & Scapegoats ►Medicine Buddha (50 pix) ►Videos on Buddhism ►Seven Luckies Revisited ►Star Worship in Japan ►Korean Buddhism (280 pix) ►Modern Artists (35 pix) ►Benzaiten (260 pix) ►Tanuki (175 pix) ►Becoming a Shrine Priest ► Bishamonten (80 pix) ►My reasons for creating this photo dictionary are quite simple.
Unfortunately many sculptures were lost because of natural disasters, urban renewal or iconoclastic furies.
After moving to Kamakura in 1993, I became intrigued by the many deities and faces of Japanese Buddhism and Shintōism.There are dozens of Buddhist temples and Shintō shrines near my home, many dating from the 8th to 13th centuries, many open to the public.There are 400 deities in this dictionary, and 4,000 photos of statuary from Kamakura, Nara, Kyoto, and elsewhere in Japan.The production and editioning of sculpture can involve bronze casting but can also utilize other materials and methods of fabrication beyond various kinds of mold-making and casting, including more recent computer-based output processes such as rapid prototyping and three-dimensional printing.Sculpture, whether an object or an edition, may entail creation by a single artist, an artist collaborating with expert technicians and craftspeople, or an artist conceiving of a sculpture and then realizing it without direct involvement in the physicality of the production, similar to the way in which an architect designs a building but does not build it alone.