Prince Shōtoku at Age Two

Discover what was found inside this 13th-century sculpture.

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). Speakers: 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, and Steven Zucker, Ph.D.

Cite this page as: Dr. Rachel Saunders and Angela Chang, "Prince Shōtoku at Age Two," in Smarthistory, November 21, 2018, accessed May 27, 2024,