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Virûdhaka (Japanese: 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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Virûdhaka (Japanese: Zôchôten), Guardian King of the South: One of the Devarãjas (Shitennô) or Four Heavenly Guardian Kings, Standing on a Rocky Base, Heian period, circa 1075
Transliterated Title: Shitennô (Devarãjas): Zôchôten (Virûdhaka)
Sculpture
, Figurine
Japanese
,
11th century
Heian period, Late, 898-1185
Creation Place: Japan
Wood with traces of polychromy and gilding
H. 69.7 x W. 30.4 x D. 15.5 cm (27 7/16 x 11 15/16 x 6 1/8 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Promised gift of Walter C. Sedgwick in memory of Elizabeth Sedgwick and Marjorie Sedgwick
, 124.1979
Provenance
[James Freeman, Kyoto] sold; to Walter C. Sedgwick, Woodside, CA (by 1979), promised gift; to Harvard University Museums, 1979.
Bibliography
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