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Yaksa (Yasha-o), from the series Kegon-fu

A work made of woodblock print.

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  • A work made of woodblock print.

Date:

1937

Artist:

Munakata Shiko
Japanese, 1903-1975

About this artwork

This print is from a set of 23 that detail the events of a chapter of the Kegon (Flower Garland) sutra, an image-rich Buddhist scripture originally written in the fourth century. In the sacred text, young Sudhana seeks enlightenment by talking with several deities and teachers. Here Vairocana, the Supreme Cosmic Buddha (at left), and Yaksa, a demon god (at right), are pictured. They are part of Munakata Shikō’s first series devoted to Buddhist images.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Asia

Artist

Munakata Shikô

Title

Yaksa (Yasha-o), from the series Kegon-fu

Place

Japan (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

1936

Medium

Woodblock print

Dimensions

35.8 × 49.6 cm (14 1/16 × 19 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of the Joseph and Helen Regenstein Foundation

Reference Number

1959.587

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