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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2014.176
Title
Circular Eaves-End Rooftile with Design of Pagoda (Gorinto) and Sanskrit Syllable for Buddha Vairochana (Dainichi), from Shōtō-ji (subtemple of Hōshō-ji), Kyoto
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Gorinto; Dainichi (Vairochana)
Classification
Architectural Elements
Work Type
architectural element
Date
late Heian period, 898-1185
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan
Period
Heian period, 794-1185
Culture
Japanese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/59469
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Molded earthenware
Dimensions
H. 11.8 x W. 14 x D. 4 cm (4 5/8 x 5 1/2 x 1 9/16 in.)
Provenance
[London Gallery, Tokyo, (by 2003)], sold; to Sylvan Barnet and William Burto, Cambridge, MA, (2003-2014), gift from Sylvan Barnet and bequest from William Burto; to the Harvard Art Museums, 2014.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Sylvan Barnet and William Burto
Accession Year
2014
Object Number
2014.176
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Sylvan Barnet and William Burto, "How Buddhist Roof-Tiles Mean", Orientations, Orientations Magazine Ltd. (Hong Kong, November/December 2004), Vol. 35, no. 8, pp. 77-79, p. 77, fig. 2

Exhibition History

Marks of Enlightenment, Traces of Devotion: Japanese Calligraphy and Painting from the Sylvan Barnet and William Burto Collection, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 12/23/2004 - 04/17/2005

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