Womb Mandala - detail of center

Dublin Core

Title

Womb Mandala - detail of center

Subject

Arts; Arts-Painting; Religions-Buddhism;

Description

49 x 39 inches. The Womb Mandala (J.: Taizokai Mandara) is paired with the Diamond Mandala [J: Kongokai Mandara]. Together the two are known as the Mandalas of the Two Worlds [J: Ryokai Mandara], referring in Esoteric Buddhism of the Shingon Sect to the phenomenal [J: Taizokai] and the transcentdental [J: Kongokai] manifestations of the Cosmic, Universal Buddha[J: Dainichi Nyorai] that is encountered in Esoteric Buddhism. The Cosmic Buddha, Dainichi Nyorai, occupies the center of a red lotus blossom at the heart of the mandala; Buddhas of the four directions and four bodhisattvas associated with each one radiate from him on each of 8 petals. Wrathful manifestations [J: myoo] are below the lotus, and around it are arranged the hundreds of other figures.

Contributor

Emison Art Museum
DePauw University

Rights

Materials may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only. Acknowledgement to be given to the ASIANetwork-Luce Asian Art in the Undergraduate Curriculum Project and to the college from whose collection the work comes. The individual college retains copyright to the work.

Relation

soclaa000571

Format

Image/jpg

Type

Still image

Identifier

soclaa000572

Coverage

Japan
Japan - Edo-Tokugawa 1615 - 1868
17th century

Files

3431.jpg

Citation

“Womb Mandala - detail of center,” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed August 23, 2017, http://ideasproject.org/items/show/4589.