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In addition to workship at temples, private daily devotion plays an important role in many forms of Buddhism. The Museum has on display several small, devotional icons enclosed in portable shrines, and this lecture by Dr. Ive Covaci, Adjunt Professor of Art History Fairfield University, will consider the history of such images in medieval and early modern Japan.
What kinds of objects were used in personal devotion, and how did devotees view and interact with these miniature icons? What is the relationship between small statues for personal worship and their larger counterparts in temple setting? Devotional icons in worship of the Buddha Amida will be examined.
This is the second lecture of the 2014 Friday Morning Lecture & Tour Series. Happening the third Friday of each month, each lecture focuses on works on view and is followed by a docent-led tour. View upcoming lectures.
Price: $13 members | $16 nonmembers | $8 seniors, students, military
Series tickets available online or by calling 619.232.7931 by November 14.
$99 members | $126 nonmembers | $54 seniors, students, military
*To purchase a series package online add all nine lectures to your cart. Discount will appear at checkout.
Sponsored by The San Diego Museum of Art Docent Council.