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Seitaka Dôji

A work made of wood with traces of polychromy.
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  • A work made of wood with traces of polychromy.


13th century



About this artwork

Seitaka Doji is one of the two boy attendants of Fudo Myo-o (the Immovable or Unshakable One). Sculptural triads of these figures exist from the late Heian period (794–1185). In these triads, Seitaka Doji has a troll-like appearance, which contrasts with the placid features of his fellow attendant, Kongara Doji.


On View, Gallery 103


Arts of Asia


Seitaka Dôji


Japan (Artist's nationality:)

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Wood with traces of polychromy


H.: 63.8 cm (25 in.)

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Purchased with funds provided by the Auxiliary Board of The Art Institute of Chicago

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