Kasuga Deer Mandala

Hanging scroll; ink, color and gold on silk | 95.6 x 39.1cm | mid-1300s-1400s

Unknown Artist

Riding on a rolling cloud, a spotted deer wears a brightly colored saddle. The saddle supports a branch of the evergreen Sakaki tree, trailing wisteria vines that cradle a large golden mirror. Within the mirror sit the five Buddhist manifestations (<...
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