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Four Guardian Kings (Jikokuten, the Guardian of the East)

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Provenance

About 1253 thought to have been made for Isonokami Shrine, Eikyû-ji; after 1868 thought to have been transferred to Tôdai-ji, Nara; prior to 1886 purchased by Ernest Francisco Fenollosa; 1886 purchased by Charles Goddard Weld from Ernest Fenollosa; 1911 bequeathed by Charles Goddard Weld to the MFA.

Credit Line

Fenollosa-Weld Collection

Japanese, Kamakura period, 13th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 1, pg. 10: no. 41 (1)

Dimensions

147.1 x 72.4cm (57 15/16 x 28 1/2in.)

Accession Number

11.4063

Medium or Technique

One of a set of four panels; ink, color, and gold on silk

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings