A Massive Wood Carved Lacquered Aizen Myō-ō, Showa Period
The 'Esoteric Buddhist King of Passion' seated in dhyanasana and portrayed with six arms and hands holding various attricutes as he sits fronting a circular mandorla on a lotus throne
height 33.9" — 86 cm.
A wood carved figure of Aizen is rare. For a Kamakura period example, see the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, accession number 09.383, gift of Francis Gardner Curtis (b. 1868 - d. 1915)
Purchased in Kyoto, Japan in the 1990s
Department: Asian Art