Magnolia wood with traces of color
Overall: 100 cm (39 3/8 in.)
John L. Severance Fund 1954.373
The simple carving technique seen in this figure is often used for sculptures of Shinto deities (kami), but his hairstyle, adornments, and garments identify him as a deity from the heavenly realm of Buddhism. He belongs to a large group that represents the 28 heavenly beings who protect and serve the bodhisattva Kannon in his thousand-armed manifestation.
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