San Antonio Museum or Art

Curator's Choice - Aizen Myo-o, Wrathful Deity in Japanese Esoteric Buddhism, SAMA’s Coates-Cowden-Brown Curator of Asian Art John Johnston

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Aizen Myo-o

Japan

Late Kamakura period, 14th century

Cypress (hinoki) wood with gesso, pigment, and gold with gilt metal fittings

Figure: H. 19 ¾ inches

Purchased with funds provided by the Lenora and Walter F. Brown Challenge Fund, 91.20

An introduction to SAMA’s figure of Aizen Myo-o, the deity’s iconography, and its significance in Japanese Esoteric Buddhism.