Emma - o, King and Judge of Hell
This figure depicts the popular Buddhist deity Emma-Ō, recognizable by his tall Chinese cap, patriarch's robes, and frightening countenance. Emma-Ō and his court of ten judges were thought to preside over the trials of the dead, condemning evildoers to hell.
- Medium: Wood with gesso and traces of polychrome and inlaid glass eyes.
- Dates: 16th century
- Period: Muromachi Period
- Dimensions: 19 x 18 1/4 x 13 1/4 in. (48.3 x 46.4 cm)
- Collection: Asian Art
- Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 5H19, 6E
- Accession Number: 79.277
- Image: 79.277_threequarter_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, Nov 30, 2012