|KEY WORD : art history / sculptures|
| Also kekyaku 華脚. Decorative legs that are
attached to a desk, an offering stand or the dais a Buddhist image *daiza
台座. They may have a plant or animal-like motif. In an elaborate lotus pedestal
*rengeza 蓮華座, they are
usually positioned between the flower platter *keban
華盤, and the supporting pedestal, ukeza 受座. Late Heian examples of daises
that include kesoku are the Amida Nyoraizou 阿弥陀如来像 from Houkongouin 法金剛院 (1130) and
the Senju Kannonzou 千手観音像 from Bujouji 峰定寺 (1154), both in
Kyoto. The Shousouin 正倉院 has many small stands with kesoku from the Tang
dynasty. These flower legs come in a variety of forms, including leafy petals
forms, flower petals, broken sprouts and clouds. These designs were later used
for altar furniture in Japanese temples.
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