Sep 6, 2017
Sep 6, 2017
Sep 6, 2017

Aizen Myōō

Aizen Myōō



Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk

Painting: 102 x 60.5 cm (40 3/16 x 23 13/16 in.); Mounted: 183.2 x 80.3 cm (72 1/8 x 31 5/8 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 2017.101


Did you know?

Desires are mentally deposited into the mouth of Aizen's lion so that they can be consumed.


Aizen Myōō, is the Wisdom King of Passion.
He is one of the Five Great Wisdom Kings who protect the Five Wisdom Buddhas. Each of
these Buddhas represents one of the five types
of wisdom characterizing a mind purified of
disturbing emotions, such as desire, fear, and
anger. Aizen’s body is red, and he has six arms. He has a flaming mandorla, or body halo, and
sits upon a lotus supported by a vase from which
flaming, wish-fulfilling jewels flow freely.

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