Carole Davenport Presents "BCE to Now—Masterworks from Japan and China"
A limited number of clay sculptures of a kneeling lady were made around 711 A.D. in Japan, and New York's Carole Davenport is showing one off in "BCE to Now—Masterworks from Japan and China" at Leigh Morse Fine Arts on the fifth floor of 22 East 80th Street. In Japan the figure would justly be considered an important cultural property, if not a national treasure. A few other examples found their way into important Western collections in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The rest are still housed in the Pagoda of the Horyu-ji temple precinct in Nara.