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Kozuka with Fudô Myô-ô
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Kozuka with Fudô Myô-ô


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Fudô Myô-ô, the Immovable One, is depicted standing on a rocky cliff. Behind him is a mandorla of flames. Fudô Myô-ô is one of the five Kings of Light who protect the Buddhist faithful. His fierce expression is intended to scare away evil spirits. He is almost always shown with a sword in his right hand and a rope in his left hand.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription] Goto Tôjô mon; [Translation] Pupil of Goto Tôjô; [Signature] Sesshin (kao)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
19th century (Edo-Meij)
Medium
copper, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.798
Measurements
L: 3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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