Travel altar with Fudo Myo-o, deity of fortune - Japan - 19th century (Edo period)

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Travel altar with Fudo Myo-o, deity of fortune - Japan - 19th century (Edo period)
Good condition, see description

A rare eartheware statue of Fudo Myo-o in a 9 cm high travel altar ( Zushi). Gold leave inside doors and back

Fudō literally means “immovable” (his faith is immutable).Patron of People Born in Zodiac Year of the Rooster.

Fudō is also worshipped as a deity who can bring monetary fortune

Mid Edo period 18C
Height 9 cm (3.5 inches)

Wear overall as expected for it's age., as one can see on the pictures.
Fudo has still his little sword but only half his rope

Fudō Myō-ō is the central deity in all Myō-ō groupings, and in artwork is positioned in the center. Fudō is a personification of Dainichi Nyorai, and the best known of the Myō-ō, who are venerated especially by the Shingon sect of Japanese Esoteric Buddhism (Mikkyō 密教).

Fudō converts anger into salvation; has furious, glaring face, as Fudō seeks to frighten people into accepting the teachings of Dainichi Buddha; carries “kurikara” or devil-subduing sword in right hand (representing wisdom cutting through ignorance); holds rope in left hand (to catch and bind up demons); often has third eye in forehead (all-seeing); often seated or standing on rock (because Fudō is “immovable” in his faith).

. Also, Fudō's left eye is often closed, and the teeth bite the upper lip.
Fudō’s aureole is typically the flames of fire, which according to Buddhist lore, represent the purification of the mind by the burning away of all material desires. In some Japanese sculpture, Fudō is flanked by two attendants, Kongara Dōji and Seitaka Dōji. I



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