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The Buddhist Guardian Mahabala


Artist Unknown (China)


16th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G203
The Buddhist Guardian Mahabala, Artist Unknown (China)
Da-li Ming Wang, from a Buddhist land and water ritual set: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Paintings | Ink, colors and gold on silk
Size: 85 9/16 x 41 1/8 in. (217.33 x 104.46 cm) (image)91 1/4 x 46 3/16 in. (231.78 x 117.32 cm) (outer frame)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Ming dynasty
Physical Description: Seated Buddha at top center with pink, yellow and green clouds; green demon figure with eight arms seated on a white cow at bottom; arc of white and yellow flames above demon; gold frame; glazed with plexiglass
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Ruth Ann Dayton Chinese Room Endowment Fund
Accession Number: 2004.131.1
Added to Site: March 1, 2009