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Culture
Japan, Kamakura period (1185-1333) to Nanbokuchō period (1336-1392)
Title
Wisdom King of Passion Aizen Myōō
Work Type
Painting
Date
1300s
Material
Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk
Measurements
Painting: 102 x 60.5 cm (40 3/16 x 23 13/16 in.)
Description
Aizen Myōō is the Wisdom King of Passion. He is one of the Five Great Wisdom Kings who protect the Five Wisdom Buddhas. His body is red, and he has six arms. He has a flaming mandorla, or body halo, and sits upon a lotus supported by a vase from which flaming, wish-fulfilling jewels flow freely. Aizen Myōō converts carnal lust into desire for enlightenment.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: ASIAN - Hanging scroll
Department: Japanese Art
Provenance: The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, 2017-present
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
2017.101_full.tif
SSID
24628684

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