Large figure of Yoshitsune

c. 1895

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas, United States

Yoshitsune is the romantic young warrior and hero of the ancient classic "The Tales of the Heike," which describes the events of the Gempei wars at the end of the 12th century. Celebrated throughout Japanese history for his bravery and loyalty, Yoshitsune is depicted in this large figure as a stalwart warrior, poised for action with his sword and spear. The face and hands are painted a rich brown; the eyes are "shakudo," and the details are gilt.


  • Title: Large figure of Yoshitsune
  • Date Created: c. 1895
  • Physical Dimensions: 49 5/8 × 12 3/4 × 17 3/4 in. (126.05 × 32.39 × 45.09 cm)
  • Type: Sculpture
  • External Link: https://www.dma.org/object/artwork/3145824/
  • Medium: Bronze, gilt
  • Manufacturer: Miyao Company
  • Credit Line: Dallas Museum of Art, Foundation for the Arts Collection, The John R. Young Collection, gift of M. Frances and John R. Young

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