Guardian figure

Historical period(s)
Kamakura period, 1185-1333
H: 233.5 cm (91 15/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Freer North Corridor

Figure: guardian

Buddhism, Japan, Kamakura period (1185 - 1333)
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Thomas Lawton, Harold P. Stern. The Freer Gallery of Art. 2 vols., Washington and Tokyo, 1971-1972. cat. 116, vol. 2: p. 179.
  • Hosomi Ryoichi. Furiya Bijutsu no nio zo ni tsuite [The Nio Sculpture in the Freer Gallery]. no. 258, March 1960. p. 3.
  • John S. Major, Betty Belanus. Caravan to America: Living Arts of the Silk Road., 1st ed. Chicago. p. 20.
  • Masterpieces of Chinese and Japanese Art: Freer Gallery of Art handbook. Washington, 1976. p. 90.
  • Hugues Le Gallais. A Pair of Japanese Temple Guardians. 6th series, vol. 32, September-October 1947. pp. 120-121, figs. 6-7.
  • W.J. Duiker, J.J. Spielvogel. World History., 4th ed. Belmont, CA. p. 304.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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