This installation centers on a rare life-size Chinese sculpture of the Buddha. One of only three known sixth-century Chinese lacquer Buddhas, the Walters sculpture has recently been the focus of pioneering conservation-science research and was featured in the exhibition Secrets of the Lacquer Buddha at the Freer|Sackler Galleries. Upon the sculpture’s return, these new discoveries will be shared in this installation welcoming the Buddha back to the Walters.
Amy Landau, PhD, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Curator of Islamic and South & Southeast Asian Art, The Walters Art Museum
September 30, 2018–January 6, 2019