- Museum number
Painting of four-armed, three-headed deity identifiable as Ucchusma (one of the five "bright kings"), stepping on lotuses. He is surrounded by flames and carries a vajra. In his crown is a figure of Amitābha Buddha. A swine-headed demon is at the bottom. Ink and colour on paper.
- Production date
- 10th century
Height: 80.70 centimetres
Width: 30.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Zwalf 1985
Ucchusma, 'Fiery-headed ‘Vajra’', a Bodhisattva known in China as 'The Unclean' because he subdues all unclean influences, appears in several Dunhuang paintings as part of a larger assembly centering on the Thousand-armed, Thousand-eyed Avalokiteśvara.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1990 20 Oct-9 Dec, Japan, Tokyo, Setagaya Art Museum, Treasures of the British Museum, cat. no.160
1991 5 Jan-20 Feb, Japan, Yamaguchi, Prefectural Museum of Art, Treasures of the British Museum, cat. no.160
1991 9 Mar-7 May, Japan, Osaka, National Museum of Art, Treasures of the British Museum, cat. no.160
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- For full acquisition history, see 1919,0101,0.1.
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Ch.i.0023 (Stein no.)