Location: On Display in the Asia Galleries

From: Japan | Koyasan Temple

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 29-96-306
Current Location Asia Galleries - On Display
Culture Japanese | Buddhist
Provenience Japan | Koyasan Temple
Period Edo Period (uncertain) | Meiji Period (uncertain)
Date Made 19th Century
Section Asian
Materials Wood | Gesso | Paint
Technique Painted
Iconography Seitaka
Inscription Language Japanese Language

Wooden Seitaka with gesso and polychrome. This red-skinned attendant of Fudo is frequently paired with Kongara. His name is derived from the Sanskit term 'cetaka', which means slave or servant. Both Seitaka and Kongara are believed capable of working miracles. The hand is positioned as if on a staff (now missing). There is a detachable stand at the feet.

Height 70 cm
Width 25 cm
Depth 26.5 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

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