University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-96-491
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Japan
Date Made: 18th Century
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 18th Century
Iconography:Dainichi Nyorai
Kokuzo Bosatsu
Ashuku Nyorai
Amida Nyorai
Yakushi Nyorai
Seishi Bosatsu
Kannon Bosatsu
Miroku Bosatsu
Shaka Nyorai
Jizo Bosatsu
Fudo Myo-o
Fugen Bosatsu
Monju Bosatsu
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904


Painting in gold and blue color on silk. Image depicts the Thirteen Butsu (十三仏) deities popular in Shingon Buddhism. These are comprised of five Buddhas, seven Bodhisattvas, and a widsom king, Fudō Myō-ō. A painting like this is associated with funeral and memorial rights and services.

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