Prince Shōtoku at Age Two

Prince Shōtoku at Age Two, Kamakura period, c. 1292, Japanese cypress, assembled woodblock construction with polychromy and rock-crystal inlaid eyes (Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum)

Rachel Saunders, Ph.D., Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Associate Curator of Asian Art, Harvard Art Museums
Angela Chang, Conservator of Objects and Sculpture, Assistant Director, Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, Harvard Art Museums
Steven Zucker, Ph.D.


Additional resources:

This work at the Harvard Art Museums

Research on Prince Shōtoku from Harvard’s East Asian Art program

Illustrated Biography of Prince Shōtoku at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The constitution of Prince Shōtoku

Cite this page as: Dr. Rachel Saunders and Angela Chang, "Prince Shōtoku at Age Two," in Smarthistory, November 21, 2018, accessed December 2, 2023,