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Object Number:29-96-337
Current Location: China & Japan Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Japanese
Buddhist
Provenience: Koyasan Temple
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 19th Century
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Technique:Carved
Painted
Lacquered
Gilded
Iconography:Kongara
Height: 91 cm
Width: 43 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

Description

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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Collection of Japanese Buddhist Art (1899) View Objects in Exhibition
Japan Gallery (21 Oct 2012 - 2018) View Objects in Exhibition
Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012) View Objects in Exhibition

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