Agyo (Temple Gaurdian Figure)

Historical period(s)
Meiji era, 1800-1900
Medium
Wood, gesso, and paint
Dimensions
H x W: 198.2 x 61 cm (78 1/16 x 24 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1987.967
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Sculpture
Type

Buddhist sculpture

Keywords
Buddhism, Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

?-to 1976
Else Sackler (1913-2000), New York, NY [1]

1976-1987
The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, gift of Else Sackler, New York, NY [2]

From 1987
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation

Notes:

[1] According to the paper file from the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Else Sackler donated this object in December 1976 to the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Mrs. Else Sackler 1913-2000
Arthur M. Sackler Foundation founded 1965

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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