|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Period:||Edo Period (uncertain)|
Meiji Period (uncertain)
|Date Made:||19th Century|
|Credit Line:||Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904|
Carved polychrome wood standing elephant with gold lacquer Fugen seated on top. Elephant is painted white with multi-colored ornaments and saddle. Fugen (Sanskrit: Samantabhadra) embodies goodness. He is described in the Lotus Sutra, a fundamental Mayahana Buddhist text, as a bodhisattva who vows to protect those who devoutly follow the doctrine of the Lotus Sutra. Fugen is frequently paired with Monju. The base for the elephant is 29-96-328D. The Elephant supports a lotus base (29-96-328A and B) for Monju image see 29-96-326.
Current & Past Exhibitions:
|Collection of Japanese Buddhist Art (1899)||View Objects in Exhibition|
|Japan Gallery (21 Oct 2012 - 2018)||View Objects in Exhibition|
|Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)||View Objects in Exhibition|
|[Catalogue] Possehl, Gregory L., and Ch'eng-mei, Chang, and Peters, Heather A., and Lyons, Elizabeth. 1985. Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 9,10||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
|[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1904. Monograph of the Buddhist Temple in the Free Museum of Science and Art, University of Pennsylvania.. Philadelphia. pg. 1-47 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 12, Plate opposite p. 17||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
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