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LE PANTHEON BOUDDHIQUE AU JAPON: COLLECTIONS D'EMILE GUIMET (The Buddhist Pantheon of Japan: Collections of Emile Guimet). Bernard Frank. Hotel Heidelbach, Musee national des arts asiatiques-Guimet, Paris, 1991. Published by Reunion des musees nationaux, Paris. 336 pp. with 295 ills. (143 col.). 27 x 21 cm. LC 92-237546 ISBN 2711824152 In French.
Rarely exhibited sculptures and devotional icons (ranging in date from the 13th to the 19th century) acquired in the late 1800s by the museum's founder are systematically catalogued in an arrangement illustrating the complex hierarchy of divine and venerated figures in the Japanese Buddhist pantheon. A detailed description of the formation and history of the collection precedes reproductions and extensive scholarly discussions of 222 pieces.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Asia (Traditional) — Japan
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 054103
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