Kongōhō Bodhisattva (Vajradharma)


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 223

This seated bodhisattva survives from a set of five sculptures. Esoteric practitioners of the Tendai sect commonly depicted the buddha Amida surrounded by four attendant bodhisattvas: Kongōhō, shown here, along with Kongōri (Vajratiksna), Kongōin (Vajrahetu), and Kongōgo (Vajrabhasha).

On view for rotations 1 and 2

Kongōhō Bodhisattva (Vajradharma), Bronze, Japan

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