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Jikokuten, the Guardian King of the East

Jikokuten ryuzo

Japanese
latter half of the 13th century


Catalogue Raisonné

Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 2, pg. 41: no. 47 (1)

Dimensions

50.5 cm (19 7/8 in.) (height of figure)

Accession Number

11.11412

Medium or Technique

Japanese cypress with polychrome, gold, and inlaid crystal; joint woodblock construction

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Sculpture

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection