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Statue

Object Number:
29-96-346
Current Location:
Culture:
Japanese
Provenience:
Japan
Koyasan Temple
Date Made:
19th Century
Early Date:
1800
Late Date:
1899
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Wood
Lacquer
Technique:
Gilding
Iconography:
Fudo
Description:
Statue of Fudo, one of the Myo-o (Knowledge Kings), sits in the midst of fire symbolizing invulnerability. Also known as the immovable one, he is a part of a fierce class of protective deities who form an important category in Shingon art. Often depicted holding a lasso and vajra hilted sword, the statue was secured by Maxwell Sommerville from Koyasan Temple in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. He wears a metal and bead necklace and sits on a stylized rock formation. His sword is missing. The pedestal for the piece is 29-96-347A-C .
Height:
58cm
Width:
55cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Collection of Japanese Buddhist Art (1899)
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Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)
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Bibliography:

[Article] White, Joyce C. & Lang, Stephen A. 2008. "The Asian Section". Arts of Asia. 38 (5): 96-110. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 99, Fig. 39
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