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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Japanese
Title:Votive mold of Fudo Myo-o with two attendants
Date Made:19th century
Type:Ceremonial
Materials:Ceramic; earthenware
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Overall: 6 5/8 in x 3 7/16 in x 2 5/16 in; 16.8 cm x 8.7 cm x 5.9 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. ctr. (relief carved): [Japanese character, Naritayama]; INSCRIPTION: verso, ctr. r. (incised): [Japanese character, Shimofusakoku Shinshoji]; INSCRIPTION: verso, ctr. l. (incised): [Japanese character, Bi goma fudoson]; SEAL: verso, lwr. l.: [Japanese character, ka su ro no]; SEAL: verso, lwr. l.: [Japanese character, [ill.]]; SEAL: verso, lwr. l.: [Japanese character, [ill.]].
Accession Number:  MH 1991.4.152
Credit Line:Bequest of Helene Brosseau Black (Class of 1931)
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Description:
A relieve votive carving of seated Fudo Myo-o, holding a sword in his right hand against a flaming mandorla, attended by two smaller figure beneath, one of whom carrying a lotus. On the reverse there is a incised sword with two lines of inscriptions that reads: Shimofusakoku Shinshōji / Bi goma fudōson.

Tags:
religion; Buddhism; sculpture

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