My Favorite Object: Jill Comer

January 9, 2014
Index Magazine

My Favorite Object: Jill Comer

Prince Shōtoku at Age Two, Japanese, Kamakura period, datable to c. 1292, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum.

In this series, Index asks our colleagues “What is your favorite work of art in our collections and why?” This is a tall order, given that we have about 250,000 works in our collections. At a recent weekly coffee hour, our intrepid reporters posed the challenging question to unsuspecting staff. Click here to see other responses in this series.


Jill Comer, Exhibit Assistant-Specialist

“I always want to say Prince Shōtoku. It’s this beautifully carved little wooden prince. It has a strong persona—a presence. The other thing that’s cool about the sculpture is that it came with all kinds of stuff inside of it—little objects of ritual.”