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Object Number:
29-96-491
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Japanese
Provenience:
Japan
Date Made:
18th Century
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1799
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Gold
Silk
Paint
Technique:
Painted
Iconography:
Dainichi Nyorai
Kokuzo Bosatsu
Ashuku Nyorai
Amida Nyorai
Yakushi Nyorai
Seishi Bosatsu
Kannon Bosatsu
Miroku Bosatsu
Shaka Nyorai
Jizo Bosatsu
Fudo Myo-o
Monju Bosatsu
Fugen Bosatsu
Description:
Painting in gold and blue color on silk. Image depicts the Thirteen Butsu (十三仏) deities popular in Shingon Buddhism. These are comprised of five Buddhas, seven Bodhisattvas, and the Myo-o Fudo. A painting like this is associated with funeral and memorial rights and services.
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

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