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Statue

Object Number:
29-96-337
Current Location:
Japan Gallery
Culture:
Japanese
Buddhist
Provenience:
Koyasan Temple
Date Made:
19th Century
Early Date:
1800
Late Date:
1899
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Wood
Technique:
Carved
Painted
Lacquered
Gilded
Iconography:
Kongara
Description:
Standing Kongara with hands together in gesso and polychrome on a wooden base. This white-skinned attendant of Fudo is frequently found with Seitaka. His name in Sanskrit, Kinkara, means slave or servant. The figure is carved, painted, lacquered and gilded.
Height:
91cm
Width:
43cm
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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