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Fugen (Samantabhadra), from the series "Two Bodhisattva and Ten Great Disciples of Buddha Sakyamuni (Nibosatsu Shaka judai deshi)"

A work made of woodblock print.

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  • A work made of woodblock print.

Date:

1939-68

Artist:

Munakata Shiko
Japanese, 1903-1975

About this artwork

The bodhisattva Fugen is often paired with Monju in Buddhist images. Fugen is the attendant of the Buddha who symbolizes his teaching and meditation. In traditional Buddhist painting he is shown seated on a white elephant.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Asia

Artist

Munakata Shikô

Title

Fugen (Samantabhadra), from the series "Two Bodhisattva and Ten Great Disciples of Buddha Sakyamuni (Nibosatsu Shaka judai deshi)"

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.

Printed 1968

Medium

Woodblock print

Dimensions

Approx: 135 × 41 cm (41 × 16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Margeret A. Mottier in memory of John A. Mottier

Reference Number

1991.827.12

Extended information about this artwork

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