The Burke Collection
Pair of Guardian Lion Dogs (komainu, 狛犬)
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Catalogue information

Kamakura period, mid-13th century

Lacquered, polychromed, and gilded Japanese cypress (hinoki)

(a) h. 42.4 cm (16 3/4 in.); (b) h. 45.8 cm (18 in.)

Donated to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York by the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation in 2015


Avitabile 1990, no. 6
Avitabile, Gunhild
[Editor]. Die Kunst des alten Japan: Meisterwerke aus der Mary and Jackson Burke Collection, New York. Exh. cat. Frankfurt: Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt.

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Murase 1993, no. 4
Murase, Miyeko
Jewel Rivers: Japanese Art from the Burke Collection. Exh. cat. Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Art.

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Murase 2000, no. 36.
Murase, Miyeko
Bridge of Dreams: The Mary Griggs Burke Collection of Japanese Art. Exh. cat. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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