Womb Mandala - detail of center figures

Dublin Core

Title

Womb Mandala - detail of center figures

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, soclaa000572

Format

Image/jpg

Type

Still image

Identifier

soclaa000573

Coverage

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

Files

3432.jpg

Citation

“Womb Mandala - detail of center figures,” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed December 17, 2017, http://ideasproject.org/items/show/4590.