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Guardian figure, one of a pair


Artist Unknown (Japan)


mid-14th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G205
Guardian figure, one of a pair, Artist Unknown (Japan)
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Medium: Sculpture | Wood, gesso, polychrome
Size: 76 x 39 x 28 in. (193.04 x 99.06 x 71.12 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Culture: Asia, Japan
Style: 14th century, Nanbokucho_ period
Physical Description: Misshaku Kongo, standing figure with one arm raised, mouth open. Note Nio means Benevolent Kings. Made of Hinoki wood in yosegi technique of multiple block construction with traces of gesso and polychrome
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of funds from the Regis Corporation
Accession Number: 83.76.2
Added to Site: February 28, 2009