Location: On Display in the Asia Galleries
From: Japan | Koyasan Temple
Curatorial Section: Asian
|Current Location||Asia Galleries - On Display|
|Culture||Japanese | Buddhist|
|Provenience||Japan | Koyasan Temple|
|Period||Edo Period (uncertain) | Meiji Period (uncertain)|
|Date Made||19th Century|
|Materials||Wood | Gesso | Paint|
|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.
|Credit Line||Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904|
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