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佛現金剛 Foxian Jingang (Buddha Revealing the Form of Jingang)
  • China
  • 佛現金剛 Foxian Jingang (Buddha Revealing the Form of Jingang), Qing Dynasty (1644–1911)
  • page from 釋迦如來應化事跡 Shijia Rulai yinghua shiji (The Stories of Śākyamuni and His Transformations)
  • Where object was made: China
  • woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 270 x 478 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 10 5/8 x 18 13/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 327 x 669 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 12 7/8 x 26 5/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 24 x 32 in
  • Gift of Dr. William P. Fenn
  • Not on display
  • 1977.0126.07
Label Text

Exhibition Label:
"Temporal Turn: Art and Speculation in Contemporary Asia", 11-Nov-2016
This illustration depicts a story of the historical Buddha Śākyamuni, in which he miraculously called forth the deity Huiji jingang (穢跡金剛). Although this is not the same deity depicted in Lu Yang’s video work Wrathful King Kong Core, the image illustrates the Buddhist tradition of depicting wrathful, warrior-like figures and underscores the historical grounding of Lu’s work.