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Constructing the Dharma King : The Horyuji Shaka Triad and the Birth of the Prince Shotoku Cult

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Looking at political overtones of Buddhist art images in 7th-century Japan, this study surveys the origins, significance, and controversies related to the Shaka Triad (also known as the &’S&&-a&kyamuni Triad), 7th-century bronze Buddhist statues found in Horyuji’s Golden Hall in Japan. The author demonstrates that the statues were intended to celebrate the notion of a Dharma King who ruled according to Buddhist principles, and that the creation of statues was sponsored by political figures, especially Umayato no Toyotomimi, who was later known as Prince Holy Virtue as the center of a cult. The study also discusses the place of the Horyuji Shaka Triad in the art movements of Asia and the place of the image of Buddha in Japanese society. The book includes a total of 109 color photos of ancient art and contemporary locations. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 233
Genre: Art
Sub-Genre: Asian / General
Series Title: Japanese Visual Culture
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Author: Akiko Walley
Language: English
Street Date: October 21, 2015
TCIN: 21570281
UPC: 9789004292451
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-6723
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MSRPwas $128.00

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