From: Japan

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 29-156-3
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Buddhist | Japanese
Provenience Japan
Period Edo Period (uncertain) | Meiji Period (uncertain)
Date Made 18th Century - 19th Century
Section Asian
Materials Lacquer | Wood | Brass | Gold Leaf
Technique Chased | Gilded
Iconography God of Fury | Animal | Sea | Bow

Black lacquer portable shrine with chased brass trimmings and gold leaf ornate gold interior. This shrine contains a wooden figure of Daiitoku Myo-o (Sanskrit: Yamantaka), one of the five Myo-o, Wisdom Kings. He is the destroyer of death and has power to fight pain and poison. This ferocious form is six-headed, six-armed, six-legged and stands on a water buffalo. He is holding a drawn bow, a weapon used against evil. In addition, he holds a baton, vajra, trident and wheel, symbols of Buddhist power and authority.

Height 27.9 cm
Width 18.4 cm
Credit Line Gift of Miss Lydia T. Morris, 1916
Other Number LE492 - Other Number

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