University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameKakemono
Object Number: 29-96-495
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Section:Asian
Materials:Paper
Iconography:Buddhist Temple
Monk
Buddhist Monk
Length: 150cm
Width: 54cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

Description

Paper Kakemono. Seated Kobo Daishi (Kukai) sits in a red chair holding a vajra and prayer beads. Dainichi Nyorai appears above in two positions at right and left.

Above in the center, a gilded disc appears with Sanskrit characters inside supported by a lotus under an ornamental canopy. A lotus bud or leaf form, striped green, gold, red, white and blue forms an immediate background for figures - entire background is black with gold rays. Good condition.


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