|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Period:||Edo Period (uncertain)|
Meiji Period (uncertain)
|Date Made:||19th Century|
|Credit Line:||Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904|
Figure of Fugen (Japanese), or Samantabhadra (Sanskrit). Carved gilded wood image wearing monk's robes. Wearing gilded metal openwork crown and necklace with dangles and turquoise and coral beads. Seated in vajrasana, with bottoms of feet facing upward. Right hand lowered and left hand raised to chest level. Attributes missing. Fugen 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.
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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