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Scroll from the Compendium of Iconographic Drawings (Zuzōshō)

Scroll from the Compendium of Iconographic Drawings (Zuzōshō)

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Summary

The Zuzōshō, or Jikkanshō, is an encyclopedia of Esoteric Buddhist iconography in ten scrolls. The first edition is datable to the early twelfth century, when multiple versions of the iconography for particular deities made it necessary to assemble and organize a comprehensive guide. This scroll is stylistically close to the oldest extant version of the Zuzōshō, housed at Daigoji temple in Kyoto and dating to approximately 1193.
Heian (794–1185) or Kamakura (1185–1333) period

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Date

1100 - 1199
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Source

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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