Five Secret Bodhisattvas

Historical period(s)
Kamakura period, late 12th-early 13th
Ink and color on silk
H x W (image): 57.3 × 42.9 cm (22 9/16 × 16 7/8 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)

bell, Buddhism, dharmachakra, Istavajra, Japan, kakemono, Kamakura period (1185 - 1333), Kelikilavajra, makara, Manavajra, mandala, mandorla, Ragavajra, Tibetan Esoteric Buddhism, vajra, Vajrasattva, WWII-era provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Published References
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Thomas Lawton, Harold P. Stern. The Freer Gallery of Art. 2 vols., Washington and Tokyo, 1971-1972. cat. 6, vol. 2: p. 153.
  • Masterpieces of Chinese and Japanese Art: Freer Gallery of Art handbook. Washington, 1976. p. 96.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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