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Object Number: 29-96-306
Current Location: Japan Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Japanese
Buddhist
Provenience: Japan
Koyasan Temple
Period: Edo Period (uncertain)
Meiji Period (uncertain)
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Gesso
Polychrome
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Seitaka
Height: 6.1cm
Width: 45.5cm
Depth: 26cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

Description

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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[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, 34View Objects cited in this Publication

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