Object

聖徳太子像懸仏 

Keio Object Hub
Date
制作年 AC13
Title
ショウトクタイシゾウカケボトケ
Materials, techniques and shape
Bronze
Collections
Depository
Keio Museum Commons Campus Mita
Ref. number
AW-CEN-000983-0000
License
CC BY
Creditline
慶應義塾ミュージアム・コモンズ(センチュリー赤尾コレクション)
URL
Classification
Art
AI Tagging
Brown Wood Circle Art Metal

Kakebotoke, or a relief image of a deity on a round wooden or metal object or a mirror, was derived from Shinto-Buddhist syncretism. Kakebotoke is also called “Mishotai,” which was the revelation of the true image. In Shintoism, the mirror was an object of worship and people believed that the deity manifested itself upon it. The new philosophical base of assimilation of Buddhism with the native Japanese nature worshipping Shinto was that a Shinto deity (Jp; kami) was a manifestation of Buddha, thus the depiction of a Buddha image on the mirror as part of Shinto symbolism. The exhibit shows the painted image of Prince Shotoku on a mirror. The prince, instrumental in facilitating Buddhism taking deep root in Japan, stands on a lotus pedestal, as if he were a reincarnation of Buddha. It is a depiction of a legend in which a two-year-old infant prince faced the east and uttered prayers from the scripture. Here, the infant is half naked, draped with a red cloth from the waist down.

Rights

Ref. number
AW-CEN-000983-0000
License
CC BY
Creditline
慶應義塾ミュージアム・コモンズ(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

Physical description

Weights and quantities
Quantity 1面

Physical description

Weights and quantities
Quantity 1面