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 in. (48.3 x 45.7 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Asian Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Asian Galleries, The Arts of Japan, 2nd Floor
- Accession Number: 79.277
- Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. George Mann
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Emma - o, King and Judge of Hell, 16th century. Wood with gesso and traces of polychrome and inlaid glass eyes., 19 x 18 in. (48.3 x 45.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. George Mann, 79.277. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (66%)