Vase - Bronze, Cloisonné - Japan
Outstanding patinated bronze & cast iron standing figure of of the deity Fudô Myô-ô 不動明王. He is worshipped as a wrathful avatar of Dainichi, the buddha at the centre of the Buddhist cosmos.
He has a expressively ferocious look on his face with down-arched bushy eyebrows, a pair of tusks peeking out, and his hair bound and falling over his left shoulder.
His robes are finely draped around his muscular body. As a tenacious protector of Buddhist teachings, Fudô is armed with a lasso in his left hand (to catch and bind up demons) and a devil-subduing sword named ‘kurikara’ in his right (representing wisdom cutting through ignorance) to subdue negative forces.
Standing tall and proud on a rock. Behind him a large open work aureole in the shape of roaring flames of fire. Representing the purification of the mind by the burning away of all material desires.
The figure and rock made of cast bronze, and the aureole of cast iron, both patinated in black.
Period: Japan – Mid-Shôwa period (Mid-20th century).
Dimensions entire sculpture:
Height 53.2 cm, Width 23.6 cm, Depth 13 cm.
Height 34.5 cm.
Weight 5.7 kg.
Considering its age in a good condition with minimal signs conform age. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.