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Painting

Native NameKakemono
Object Number:29-96-495
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Japanese
Buddhist
Provenience: Japan
Section:Asian
Materials:Paper
Iconography:Monk
Kukai
Kobo Daishi
Buddhist Monk
Inscription Language:Sanskrit
Length: 150 cm
Width: 54 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

Description

Paper Kakemono. Seated Kobo Daishi (Kukai) sits in a red chair holding a vajra and prayer beads. Dainichi Nyorai appears above in two positions at right and left.

Above in the center, a gilded disc appears with Sanskrit characters inside supported by a lotus under an ornamental canopy. A lotus bud or leaf form, striped green, gold, red, white and blue forms an immediate background for figures - entire background is black with gold rays. Good condition.

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