Virûdhaka (Zôchôten), Guardian King Of The South: One Of The Devarãjas (Shitennô) Or Four Heavenly Guardian Kings, Standing On A Rocky Base
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
124.1979
Title
Virûdhaka (Zôchôten), Guardian King of the South: One of the Devarãjas (Shitennô) or Four Heavenly Guardian Kings, Standing on a Rocky Base
Other Titles
Transliterated Title: Shitennô (Devarãjas): Zôchôten (Virûdhaka)
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture, figurine
Date
Heian period, circa 1075
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan
Period
Heian period, Late, 898-1185
Culture
Japanese
Location
Level 2, Room 2740, Buddhist Art
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Wood with traces of polychromy and gilding
Dimensions
H. 69.7 x W. 30.4 x D. 15.5 cm (27 7/16 x 11 15/16 x 6 1/8 in.)
Provenance
[James Freeman, Kyoto] sold; to Walter C. Sedgwick, Woodside, CA (by 1979), promised gift; to Harvard University Museums, 1979.

Aquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Promised gift of Walter C. Sedgwick in memory of Elizabeth Sedgwick and Marjorie Sedgwick
Object Number
124.1979
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Publication History

Dorinda Neave, Lara Blanchard, and Marika Sardar, Asian Art, Pearson Education, Inc. (Boston, MA, 2015), p. 329, ill. 14-6

Exhibition History

Later Chinese and Japanese Figure Painting in Decorative Arts, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 02/22/1992 - 06/07/1992

Japanese Art of the Heian Period (794-1185), Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 06/06/2002 - 07/05/2002

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted