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Lecture – Prince Shōtoku: The Secrets Within

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge MA

May 28 2019
Lecture – Prince Shōtoku: The Secrets Within

Hear about the latest investigations into this remarkable 13th-century sculpture and the cache of relics it contained. Complimentary parking available in the Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street, Cambridge.

In 1930, Ellery Sedgwick (1872–1960), owner and editor of The Atlantic Monthly, traveled from Boston to Japan, where he encountered an extraordinary 13th-century sculpture of Prince Shōtoku at Age Two. Sedgwick ultimately acquired the sculpture of Prince Shōtoku, who is regarded as the founder of Buddhism in Japan. When the sculpture arrived in the United States in 1937, a visiting Japanese conservator discovered that it contained an extraordinary cache of more than 70 dedicatory objects.

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Free admission, but seating is limited. Tickets will be distributed beginning at 3:30pm at the Broadway entrance. One ticket per person.

The lecture will take place in Menschel Hall, Lower Level. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway. Doors will open at 3:30pm.

Contact: 617-495-9400

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Harvard Art Museums

32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

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