The Wisdom King Aizen


The Wisdom King Aizen

Sculpture / Kamakura

Kamakura period, 13th century

Painted wood with gold and crystal



Important Cultural Property

Distinguished by a lion-shaped crown, three eyes, and six arms, this fearsome Buddhist deity was worshipped for his power to turn lust into a pure desire for spiritual enlightenment. Formerly kept at a now-defunct temple in Nara, the sculpture retains its original halo, pedestal, and ornaments."

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