Nara Period - 19th Century
Carved wood painted standing guardian figure of Shitenno, one of the four guardian kings, possibly Zochoten, Guardian King of the South. Wears armor with sash around waist. Details delicately painted in multicolors and gold. Hair bound up on top of head. Face has ferocious look. Right hand raised. May have originally held lance. Tip of finger broken and missing. Left hand at hip. Stands on hilly base.
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Collection of Japanese Buddhist Art (1899)
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