Photographer’s Note: “Part of a statue several hundred years old.”
This hand is kept in the storage at Tamaudun--the royal mausoleum of the Ryukyu Kingdom, where many families of the Sho Dynasty, the ruling family of the Ryukyu Kingdom up until 1879, are buried. Notice the characters on the surface below the hand.
(Label by Nirupama Chandrasekhar, Cowell ‘20)
Charles Eugene Gail, “Stone fist,” The Gail Project, accessed July 18, 2018, https://gailproject.ucsc.edu/items/show/25.