Aizen Myo'o (Ragaraja)

Organization control number
A-768
Classification
Painting
Era century
Nanbokucho period, 14th century
Item shape
Color on silk
Collector
Tokyo National Museum
This Buddhist deity is believed to have the power to transform lust into the desire for enlightenment, and is typically depicted with three eyes, six hands, and a fierce expression. He sits on a lotus throne perched atop a vase that is said to bestow many blessings. In his hands, he holds a bow and arrow, a bell, and other objects that symbolize his various powers and virtues.(h3-1_20160422)