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Wooden Shitenno Heavenly King Tenbu Kamakura 13 c.

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Sculpture: Pre 1492: Item # 1331066

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A standing guardian deva, most likely one of the four Heavenly Kings (Shitenno) who symbolically guard Buddhism in the four cardinal directions, sculpted in ichiboku-zukuri from a single piece of wood, probably kaya (Japanese nutmeg). Kamakura Period ca. 1300.

Height, including stand: 57 cm
Height of figure only: 51 cm
Stand: 22 cm square