Art Study Center Seminar at Home: The Botany of a Buddhist Sculpture—Hinoki Cypress and Prince Shōtoku at Age Two

shotoku-hinokiJoin the Harvard Art Museums for an online discussion offering a close encounter with one of the Sackler Museum's best-known residents, Prince Shōtoku at Age Two (c. 1292).

 In the 1930s the sculpture was found to contain a group of relic-like objects, perfectly preserved thanks to the remarkable qualities of the hinoki cypress wood from which the sculpture is made. Join conservator Angela Chang, horticulturist Stephen Schneider, and curator Rachel Saunders for three perspectives on Prince Shōtoku and the ongoing collaborative research into this extraordinary sculpture. 

Led by: 

Stephen W. Schneider, Director of Operations, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University 

Angela Chang, Assistant Director, Conservator of Objects and Sculpture, Head of Objects Lab, Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies  

Rachel Saunders, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Curator of Asian Art, Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art 

This virtual seminar will take place online via Zoom. Free admission, but registration is required. To register, please complete this form.

Event Details

What:  Art Study Center Seminar at Home: The Botany of a Buddhist Sculpture 

When:  Friday, Feruary 19th, 2021 at 11am. EST 

Where:  Online Zoom Discussion

Tickets:  Tickets are free of charge for HCRT Members, but registration is required. Register now!