• Lot 54

    IMPORTANTE SCULPTURE DE FUDO MYO-O (ACALA) EN BOIS LAQUE

    JAPON, EPOQUE EDO, XVIIIEME-XIXEME SIECLE

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    IMPORTANTE SCULPTURE DE FUDO MYO-O (ACALA) EN BOIS LAQUE
    JAPON, EPOQUE EDO, XVIIIEME-XIXEME SIECLE
    Représenté devant une gerbe de flammes, assis en padmasana sur une base rocailleuse reposant sur un socle, un gardien et un adorant de part et d'autre, la main droite tenant une hache, la gauche devant tenir un lasso à l'origine, vêtu d'une jupe ceinturée à la taille et ornée de médaillons floraux, une écharpe nouée au travers du torse, paré d'un collier en cuivre, le visage menaçant, la bouche laissant apparaître des crocs, un oeil à moitié fermé, les cheveux bouclés, une mèche retombant sur l'épaule gauche, un lotus au sommet du crâne formant reliquaire ; petits accidents
    Hauteur: 75 cm. (29½ in.)


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    In Esoteric (Shingon) Buddhism, Fudo is the most powerful of the five Myo-o (Bright Kings), fierce forms of the Five Wisdom Buddhas, representing their power against evil. The five were worshipped as a group in Japan from at least the 9th century. Single images of Fudo were also worshipped as the main icon of a Goma-do hall within the precincts of a Shingon temple. Fudo appears here in his characteristic form, with a lotus on top of his head, and his hair hanging over his left shoulder.

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    Post Lot Text

    AN IMPORTANT LACQUERED WOOD FIGURE OF FUDO MYO-O (ACALA)
    JAPAN, EDO PERIOD, 18TH/19TH CENTURY