Japan / Monju (Manjusri) / Nambokucho period, A.D. 1336-1392Japan
Monju (Manjusri)
Nambokucho period, A.D. 1336-1392

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Creator Nationality: Japan
Creator Name-CRT: Japan
Title: Monju (Manjusri)
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Creation Start Date: 1336
Creation End Date: 1392
Creation Date: Nambokucho period, A.D. 1336-1392
Object Type: Other
Materials and Techniques: Ink, color, gold on silk
Dimensions: Overall: 71 1/2 x 25 in. (181.61 x 63.5 cm.)
AMICA Contributor: Dallas Museum of Art
Owner Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
ID Number: 1970.8
Credit Line: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Art Association Purchase
Rights: http://www.DallasMuseumofArt.org
Context: This appealing piece is an ornamental figure from the top of a ceremonial standard. Such objects were carried in ritual processions throughout antiquity. Processional poles in Islamic culture were surmounted by objects like the Dallas Museum of Art Seljuk dragon finial. The image, which combines human and animal elements, may represent deities associated with fertility and the powers of weather. Similar single standing figures represent the Hittite thunder deity. The work was solid cast by the lost-wax method and is in good condition, except for a missing arm on the left-hand figure."Gods, Men, and Heroes," page 33
AMICA ID: DMA_.1970.8
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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