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Mongaku Shonin in a Waterfall
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Mongaku Shonin in a Waterfall


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The monk Mongaku (1139-1203; also known as Endô Moritô) is frequently depicted doing penance sitting under the Nachi waterfall. He almost froze to death under the waterfall, but was saved by Fudô Myô-ô. He became a monk after inadvertently killing his cousin rather than her husband. This is part of a mounted set in which all the pieces are related to Fudô Myô-ô.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 清次刻; [Transliteration] Kiyotsugu koku; [Translation] Engraved by Kiyotsugu
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
19th century (?) (Edo-Meiji)
Medium
gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1223.3
Measurements
L: 6 in. (15.3 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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