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.
Wood with gesso and traces of polychrome and inlaid glass eyes.
19 x 18 1/4 x 13 1/4 in. (48.3 x 46.4 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. George Mann
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Emma - o, King and Judge of Hell, 16th century. Wood with gesso and traces of polychrome and inlaid glass eyes., 19 x 18 1/4 x 13 1/4 in. (48.3 x 46.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. George Mann, 79.277. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 79.277_front_PS6.jpg)
front, 79.277_front_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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