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- Previous Owner(s)
Worship of the fierce Buddhist deity Aizen Myo'o reached a peak when the deity was invoked to protect Japan against two attempted invasions by the Mongols in 1274 and 1281. This sculpture, an example with a rare dated inscription on the interior of the pedestal, was made at the height of devotion to this deity.
- Published References
- Zaigai Nihon no Shiho (Japanese Art : Selections from Western Collections). 10 vols., Tokyo, 1979 - 1980. figs. 11-12.
- Julia Murray. A Decade of Discovery: Selected Acquisitions 1970-1980. Exh. cat. Washington, 1979. cat. 40, p. 52.
- Art of Asia Recently Acquired by American Museums. vol. 29 New York and Honolulu, 1975-1976. pp. 118, fig. 58.
- Paths to Perfection, Buddhist Art at the Freer/Sackler. Washington, D.C. pp. 214-217.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
- Web Resources
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- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum