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The Guardian King Bishamonten

Period: Heian period (794–1185)
Date: 12th century
Culture: Japan
Medium: Wood with color, gold leaf, and lacquer
Dimensions: Figure: H. 21 11/16 in. (55.1 cm); W. 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm); D. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm) Figure with sculptural base: H. 24 in. (61 cm); W. 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm); D. 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm) Figure w/sculptural base & staff: H. 29 1/8 in. (74 cm) Total w/modern base: H. 25 1/4 in. (64.1 cm); W. 11 in. (27.9 cm); D. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm) Total: H. 30 1/2 in. (77.5 cm)
Classification: Sculpture
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1959
Accession Number: 59.137.2a–c

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