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Kashira with Fudô Myô-ô
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Kashira with Fudô Myô-ô


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Fudô Myô-ô, the Immovable One, is depicted standing amongst rocks and bamboo. 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 scared away evil spirits. He is almost always shown with a sword in his right hand and a rope in his left hand. This is part of a set with Walters 51.1100.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1781-1825 (Edo)
Medium
shibuichi, copper, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1101
Measurements
1 5/16 in. (3.4 cm) (l.)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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