Mahākāla

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Mahākāla

Sculpture / Nara

Kamakura period, 13th century

Wood, single block construction

H 56.3

1躯

The statue was finely expressed with dynamic movement and flowing garments, representing a lively style in the Kamakura period. It has been popularly attracted by the name of “Hashiri Daikoku” (Running Mahākala), however recent study suggests as “Kannō Shisha”, one of the tutelary icons in the Buddhist hall.

Masterworks from the Nara Buddhist Sculpture Hall at the Nara National Museum. Nara National Museum, 2010, p.139, no.149.

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