Twelve Divine Generals

Organization control number
858-0
Classification
Sculptures
Era century
Kamakura period, 13th century
Item shape
Wood, single block construction
Collector
Nara National Museum
The group of twelve statues was originally owned by Tainei-ji Temple in Kanagawa Prefecture. Each figure shows lively posture to constitute a diversified impression of this group. The facial expressions have been reflected by the characteristic of the twelve zodiac animals applied on each headdress. Only the Inu-gami (Divine General of dog) statue is a later production.

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Twelve Divine Generals, Vikarāla

Kamakura period, 13th century

Nara National Museum

Twelve Divine Generals, Mihira

Kamakura period, 13th century

Nara National Museum

Twelve Divine Generals, Vajra

Kamakura period, 13th century

Nara National Museum

Twelve Divine Generals, Kumbhira

Kamakura period, 13th century

Nara National Museum

Twelve Divine Generals, Catura

Kamakura period, 13th century

Nara National Museum

Twelve Divine Generals, Shindūra

Kamakura period, 13th century

Nara National Museum

Twelve Divine Generals, Makura

Kamakura period, 13th century

Nara National Museum

Twelve Divine Generals, Pajra

Kamakura period, 13th century

Nara National Museum

Twelve Divine Generals, Indra

Kamakura period, 13th century

Nara National Museum

Twelve Divine Generals, Śandira

Kamakura period, 13th century

Nara National Museum

Twelve Divine Generals, Majira

Kamakura period, 13th century

Nara National Museum

Twelve Divine Generals, Aṇḍira

Kamakura period, 13th century

Nara National Museum