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Buddhist Guardian Lion (Shishi)
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Buddhist Guardian Lion (Shishi)


Description Provenance Credit
Description This lion would have supported either an image of the Bodhisattva Mañjusri (Monju in Japanese), who stands for the Buddha's wisdom, or a sacred gem.
Provenance [From Matsubara, Kyoto temple]; Bunkio Matsuki Sale, American Art Association, New York, 1906; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1906, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1906

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Period
13th-14th century (Kamakura)
Medium
wood with polychrome
(Wood)
Accession Number
61.182
Measurements
11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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