Location: On Display in the Asia Galleries

From: Japan | Koyasan Temple

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 29-96-337
Current Location Asia Galleries - On Display
Culture Japanese | Buddhist
Provenience Japan | Koyasan Temple
Date Made 19th Century
Section Asian
Materials Wood
Technique Carved | Painted | Lacquered | Gilded
Iconography Kongara
Inscription Language Japanese Language

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 91 cm
Width 43 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

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