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Object Number:
29-96-334
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Japanese
Buddhist
Provenience:
Japan
Date Made:
Nara Period - 19th Century
Early Date:
645
Late Date:
1899
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Wood
Pigment
Technique:
Carved
Painted
Iconography:
Komokuten?
Shitenno
Description:
Carved wood painted standing guardian figure of Shitenno, one of the four guardian kings, possibly Zochoten, Guardian King of the South. Wears armor with sash around waist. Details delicately painted in multicolors and gold. Hair bound up on top of head. Face has ferocious look. Right hand raised. May have originally held lance. Tip of finger broken and missing. Left hand at hip. Stands on hilly base.
Height:
87cm
Width:
46cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Collection of Japanese Buddhist Art (1899)
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