Standing Zaō gongen

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Standing Zaō gongen

Sculpture / Nara

Heian period, 11th century

Wood

Total H 111.1, H 95.3

1躯

The statue of Zaō gongen was created exclusive Japanese deity under the Shintō and Buddhist syncretism. It is believed to visualize the image that the founder of Shugendō (the way of practice and mystical powers), En no Gyōja had inspired. The lost right arm might have been raised upward to hold a Vajra pestle.

Masterworks from the Nara Buddhist Sculpture Hall at the Nara National Museum. Nara National Museum, 2010, p.139, no.145.

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蔵王 / 権現 / Nara / 奈良

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