The body was decorated with crown and dressed in a coat-like armor with chained decoration. The right arm was covered with shrimp-shaped gauntlet (ebigote). Mounted on the pedestal in the form of goddess (chiten’nyo) hands. These features were derived from the statue of Tobatsu Bishamonten which came from China to Tō-ji Temple in Kyoto Prefecture. This work was faithfully modeled after the original statue compared to other examples.
Masterworks from the Nara Buddhist Sculpture Hall at the Nara National Museum. Nara National Museum, 2010, p.139, no.143.