Bishamonten

毘沙門天

Japanese
Heian period
1162 (Ôhô 2)
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Catalogue Raisonné

Mitsui, Nihon no bukkyô hanga (1986), #49; Ishida, trans. Terry, Japanese Buddhist Prints (1964), #78

Dimensions

19.7 x 13.1 cm (7 3/4 x 5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.2171

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print; ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.2171, 60.1372

“Found inside a statue of Tamon-ten, once owned by the Jôshin-in, Nakano-kawa … Owned by Mr. Mosaku Ishida, Nara” (Ishida 1964, p. 124). According to Spaulding collection notes, the statue was in the Kansetsu Hashimoto collection at the time the Spaulding print was acquired. For a photo of the image, see Mitsui 1986, p. 154.

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy