Kichijō-ten (Śrī-mahādevi)


Kichijō-ten (Śrī-mahādevi)

Sculpture / Nara

Kamakura to Nanbokuchō period, 14th century

Wood with polychromy and cut gold leaf

H 26.2


The statue was built in the form of female deity conducting fortune and virtue. It is very similar to the image of Kichijōten in Kōfuku-ji Temple (dated 1340) as its thick and stout body as well as loosely interpreted frame.

Masterworks from the Nara Buddhist Sculpture Hall at the Nara National Museum. Nara National Museum, 2010, p.140, no.139.

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