Monju Bodhsattava Riding the Shishi (Lion)

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Monju Bodhsattava Riding the Shishi (Lion)
Painting on Silk
Unknown (pre-1800)
28" x 10.75"
Damaged with some tears and creases and paint loss.

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About the art

Image size: 12 1/2" x 6 1/2"

Monju Bosatsu: Personifies Wisdom, The Voice of Buddhist Law
Wisest of the Bodhisattiva.    

Inscrption:For Kiyomizudera Temple (Founded in 778 by Sakanoue no Tamuramaro).

Major Authority of Landlord

The open-mouth animal is a lion. The close-mouthanimal is a lion-dog. They are protectors of sacred buildings.

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