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Wisdom King of Great Awe-inspiring Power (Daiitoku Myōō)

Wisdom King of Great Awe-inspiring Power (Daiitoku Myōō)

mid-1800s
Overall: 250 x 143 cm (98 7/16 x 56 5/16 in.)
Location: not on view

Description

In Esoteric Buddhism, there is one Buddha at the center of the universe, and four additional Buddhas, each of whom occupies one of the four cardinal directions. These Buddhas also manifest themselves in fierce forms called Kings of Brightness (myōō), or Wisdom Kings. Daiitoku is an avatar of the Buddha Amida and manages the west.
  • ?–1976
    (Bunzo Nakanishi, Kyoto, Japan, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art)
    1976–
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Lee, Sherman E. “The Year in Review for 1976.” The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 64, no. 2 (February, 1977): 39–78. Mentioned: cat. no. 152, p. 79; Reproduced: cat. no. 152, p. 67 www.jstor.org
    Koyama-Richard, Brigitte. Animaux Dans La Peinture Japonaise. Lyon: Nouvelles éditions Scala, 2020. Mentioned and reproduced: P. 168
  • Year in Review, 1976. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (February 1-March 6, 1977).
    Japanese Gallery 235 Rotation - January-July 2017. The Cleveland Museum of Art (January 9-July 10, 2017).
  • {{cite web|title=Wisdom King of Great Awe-inspiring Power (Daiitoku Myōō)|url=false|author=|year=mid-1800s|access-date=26 February 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1976.72