Object

Standing Zochoten (Virudhaka) Wooden Statue

Keio Object Hub
Date
制作年 AC12
Title
モクゾウゾウチョウテンゾウ
Materials, techniques and shape
Wood
Collections
Depository
Keio Museum Commons Campus Mita
Ref. number
AW-CEN-000623-0000
License
CC BY
Creditline

慶應義塾(センチュリー赤尾コレクション)

URL
Classification
Art
AI Tagging
Wood Sculpture Art Artifact Statue

Zochoten (Sk: Virudhaka) is one of the four Guardian Kings (Buddhist deities) and protects the southern front of the holy Mt. Sumeru (Jp: Shumisen), leading a group of warriors. At Buddhist temples, you often find a Zochoten statue in the southwest corner of the shumidan, or the raised platform where the main Buddha statue is placed. The heavily armored body, the furor on his face, a halberd in his right hand, with the left hand resting on the hips, trampling on a demon, Zochoten is the very image of a fierce warrior-protector.This exhibit is made in yosegi-zukuri style, using different pieces of wood to make the main body parts. The thick and short knotted hair (motodori) and the carved crown are characteristic of the 11th-12th century Buddhist sculptures. The exhibited statue was most likely built with three other accompanying Guardian Kings and painted in brilliant colors.

Rights

Ref. number
AW-CEN-000623-0000
License
CC BY
Creditline

慶應義塾(センチュリー赤尾コレクション)

Depository and ID

Depository
Keio Museum Commons
Campus Mita
URL
Classification
Art

Components

OPEN DATADESIGN

Details

Identifiers

Title (EN)
Zochoten (Virudhaka) Statue

Physical description

Weights and quantities
Quantity 1躯

Identifiers

Title (EN)
Zochoten (Virudhaka) Statue

Physical description

Weights and quantities
Quantity 1躯