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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1928.184
Title
Pair of Shrine Doors Depicting Brahmâ (Bonten) Deva of the Sky and Indra (Taishakuten) Deva of the East, Two of the Twelve Deva Kings (Jūniten) with Attendants
Other Titles
Transliterated Title: Jūniten (Devas): Bonten (Brahmâ), Taishakuten (Indra)
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
Muromachi period, 15th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan
Period
Muromachi period, 1392-1568
Culture
Japanese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/191516
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Pair of wooden doors with polychromy and gold pigment over black lacquer
Dimensions
sight, total width of two doors: H. 131.5 x W. 109.3 cm (51 3/4 x 43 1/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Charles Bain Hoyt
Accession Year
1928
Object Number
1928.184
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Kristin A. Mortimer and William G. Klingelhofer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums and Abbeville Press (Cambridge and New York, 1986), no. 49, p. 48

Eugene Wang, Shaping the Lotus Sutra: Buddhist Visual Culture in Medieval China, University of Washington Press (Seattle, 2005), n.p., Plate 13

Exhibition History

Masterworks of East Asian Painting, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 11/03/1995 - 06/09/1996

Paragons of Wisdom and Virtue: East Asian Figure Painting, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 02/15/1997 - 09/21/1997

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