,
Random
Bronze model of a human head

North Harrow

West Silvertown

Head from a statue of the Buddha

Outrage in the Nation

Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace

Fortnum's classic shortbread

West Ruislip

Gilded bronze figure of Tara

Kozo, double-headed dog

Feather bonnet of Yellow Calf

St James's Park

Tower Gateway

Pytney bridge (part two)

Bromley-by-Bow

News from our friends
XML error in File: http://www.anglophile.ru/en/rss.xml
XML error: Not well-formed (invalid token) at line 2
Most Popular
Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Isabella BrantThis famous portrait drawing is of Rubens’ first wife, ...
Waterloo suicidesFor centuries people have been committing or attempting...
The queen of vintage - Hilary ProctorThere's only one thing more fabulous than Hilary Pr...
The Blues and RoyalsIn 1969 The Royal Horse Guards (The Blues) were amalgam...
London Oratory (Brompton Road)The Congregation of the Oratory was founded in Rome by ...
London bridge (part twelve)After the opening in 1836 of London Bridge station, the...
Clocks and watches - Martyn Stamp"1970s watches are very popular right now, whereas...
Guy's Hospital ChapelThe benefaction by which Thomas Guy founded the well-kn...
Discussed
Advertisement
Wooden bodhisattva mask
 (голосов: 1)
THE MUSEUM CONTAINS numerous masks from various parts of the world, many of which were made for use in religious ceremonies. This lacquered and gilded wooden mask from Japan is over 700 years old. It represents a Buddhist bodhisattva and would have been worn during a gyodo ceremony. This was an outdoor procession of Buddhist priests wearing masks, led by dancers carrying a shishi (lion) mask to exorcise the route.

Often these processions were part of the inauguration of a new temple or a dedication. The masks represent specific Buddhist figures including guardian deities, dragon gods and bodhisattvas. Bodhisattva masks are particularly associated with the raigo forms of these ceremonies.

Wooden bodhisattva mask


From Japan, Kamakura period, 13h century AD Ht23cm
Gift of Lady Francis Oppenheimer



Информация
Посетители, находящиеся в группе Гости, не могут оставлять комментарии к данной публикации.