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Tour: Prince Shōtoku: The Secrets Within

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Saturday, July 6, 2019, 10:30pm - 11:30pm


Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St., Cambridge



Event Description:

Gazette Classification: Art/Design Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Art
Museums Speaker(s): <strong>Rachel Saunders</strong><br /><em>Abby
Aldrich Rockefeller Associate Curator of Asian Art</em><br
/><strong>Conservators</strong><br /><em>From the Straus Center for
Conservation and Technical Studies</em> Cost: Free with museums
admission. Ticket Web Link:
https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/plan-your-visit Contact Info:
Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA 02138 1 (617)
495-9400 Link: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/calendar/tour-prince-shotoku-the-secrets-within
Join us for an in-depth tour of our exhibition Prince Shōtoku: The
Secrets Within, on view May 25 through Aug. 11, 2019 in the University
Teaching Gallery on Level 3. Offered jointly by Rachel Saunders, the
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Associate Curator of Asian Art, and
conservators from the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical
Studies, the tour will highlight the collaborative effort to interpret
this unique ensemble from both inside out — and outside in —
presenting the latest findings made possible by advances in technology
and scholarship. Prince Shōtoku: The Secrets Within gives visitors the
rare chance to encounter a significant 13th-century Japanese icon,
"Prince Shōtoku at Age Two." Legendary prince Shōtoku Taishi (c.
574–622) is regarded as the founder of Buddhism in Japan. At two years
old (one by the Western count), he was believed to have taken several
steps forward, faced east, put his hands together, and praised the
Buddha. A sacred relic, the eyeball of the Buddha, then appeared
between his hands. The diminutive life-size sculpture — the oldest and
finest of its kind — depicts that miraculous moment. This tour is
limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before the
tour, tickets will become available at the admissions desk.



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Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 22:30 to 23:30



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