Large Statue of Fudo MyO-o deity of monetary fortune (50 cm)- Japan - 17th century (early Edo period)

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Large Statue of Fudo MyO-o deity of monetary fortune (50 cm)- Japan - 17th century (early Edo period)
Good/reasonable condition, see description

An eraly Edo (17C) statue of Fudo MyO-o . A.o worshiped for monetary fortune

Myō-ō is the Japanese term for Sanskrit "Vidyaraja," a group of warlike and wrathful deities known in English as the Mantra Kings, the Wisdom Kings, or the Knowledge Kings. Myō-ō statues appear ferocious and menacing, with threatening postures and faces designed to subdue evil and frighten unbelievers into accepting Buddhist law. They represent the luminescent wisdom of Buddhism, protect the Buddhist teachings, remove all obstacles to enlightenment, and force evil to surrender. Introduced to Japan in 9th century, the Myō-ō were originally Hindu deities that were adopted into Esoteric Buddhism to vanquish blind craving


Condition : in overall good condition for its age . wear and dirt. loss of wood and paint / gesso see the pictures as well .
missing one foot, rope , sword and flames at the back.
Nevertheless a most decorative piece

Height incl stand 60 cm ( 23.6 inches) statue is 50cm



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signed - T&T - insured lost parcel according PostNL conditions )
Seller is not responsible for damage during transport .

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