Edo Period (uncertain)
Meiji Period (uncertain)
Wooden Seitaka with gesso and polychrome. This red-skinned attendant of Fudo is frequently paired with Kongara. His name is derived from the Sanskit term 'cetaka', which means slave or servant. Both Seitaka and Kongara are believed capable of working miracles. The hand is positioned as if on a staff (now missing), There is a detachable stand at the feet.
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1904. Monograph of the Buddhist Temple in the Free Museum of Science and Art, University of Pennsylvania. 1-47. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 11, 33, 34
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