16st Century Antique Guardian Gods of Yakushi Nyorai
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Devotional Objects: Pre 1700: item # 1103841
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19 Nikaido, Kamakura City
Kanagawa Pref. 248-0002 JAPAN
This is the two pieces of the twelve guardian gods of Yakushi Nyorai.
According to Yakushi Nyorai's great desire of 12, when each God is 12 of day and night, the moon of 12 or the direction of 12 is protected.
Therefore, the twelve zodiacal signs are allotted.
As for this God, it is guessed for one of the two that "Basara General God(Vajira) and another are "Anila General God(Anila).
Dating from later Muromachi period(1392-1573), 16th century.
It is a very old Buddha statue and is very rare.
All of 2 gods are wood carving by a hand. There are any crack, loss and come off the lacquer.
The holy jewel and sword which it probably had in the hand are also lost due to the old time.
However, a divine figure and face will surely impress you.
Measurements about: 27.5cm Height, 10cm Width of shoulder.(Basara) 27.5cm Height, 9.5cm Width of shoulder.(Anila) Bases: 18cm Width, 10.5cm Height, 14cm Length.