Zôchôten (Virûdhaka), Guardian King Of The South: One Of The Shitennô (Devarãjas) Or Four Heavenly Guardian Kings
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.108
Title
Zôchôten (Virûdhaka), Guardian King of the South: One of the Shitennô (Devarãjas) or Four Heavenly Guardian Kings
Other Titles
Transliterated Title: Devarãjas (Shitennõ): Virûdhaka (Zôchôten)
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
figure, sculpture
Date
Nambokuchô to Muromachi period, 14th-15th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan
Period
Nambokuchô (1333-1392) to Muromachi (1392-1568) period
Culture
Japanese
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Wood, multiple-woodblock construction; with polychromy and gilding
Dimensions
sight, including base and trident: H. 132 x W. 54 x D. 30 cm (51 15/16 x 21 1/4 x 11 13/16 in.)
Aquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mrs. George R. Agassiz in memory of Dr. George Russell Agassiz
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.108
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Publication History

Kristin A. Mortimer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums/Abbeville Press (Cambridge, MA; New York, NY, 1985), Cat. #48 / p. 47

James Cuno, Harvard's Art Museums: 100 Years of Collecting, Harvard University Art Museums/Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (Cambridge, MA, 1996), pp. 76-77

Exhibition History

Re-View: S228-230 Arts of Asia, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/31/2008 - 11/23/2008

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

2 - Adequate. Object is adequately described but information may not be vetted