Zōchō-ten (Virūḍhaka)

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Zōchō-ten (Virūḍhaka)

Sculpture / Nara

Kamakura period, 13th century

Wood with polychromy

H 163.2

1躯

Deities formerly kept in the North Octagonal Hall (Hokuen-dō) of Kōfuku-ji temple, Nara

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The statue was dressed in armor, raised the right hand to get the weapon (geki) upright. The stoutly built body and furious face with opened mouth give a tremendous impact. It came from Kōfukuji Temple and originally constituted a set of Four Guardian Kings with Kōmokuten (Skt. Virūpāṣa) and Tamonten (Skt. Vaiśravaṇa).

Masterworks from the Nara Buddhist Sculpture Hall at the Nara National Museum. Nara National Museum, 2010, p.140, no.140.

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