Japan. Circa: Showa, mid 1900s'
20 in.(51cm), W 9 in.(23cm), D 7 in.(18cm)
H 8 in.(20cm), W 6 in.(15cm), D 5 in.(12.5cm)
beautifully hand carved Fudo Myo-o, the manifestation of Dainichi-Nyorai (Mahavairocana
in Sanskrit) The Enlightenment Buddha. Here in his fierce appearance, The Angry
Buddha is raging with power to appease and conquer the passions in our minds.
conformed to his descriptions in Buddhist scripture, this sculpture of Fudo, sitting
in full lotus position above a eight-tiers pedestal, where two dhammachakka (wheel-of
law) are seen flanking the name Acalaratha (The God of Fire) written in Sanskrit.
He is wearing a lotus pod gold crown, hair is gathered in a braid, bulky in form
and dark blue in color, with right eye bulging, and left eye squints, two fangs
pointing in opposite directions as an expression of intense passion. He wears
a rolling-waves form drapery detailed with fine motifs, holding a chain linked
lasso, with the wisdom sword in his right hand that symbolizes victory over all
evils. The flaming fire phoenix aureole is intricately carved in angle cuts. This
shows his supreme power to burn up our worldly desires and cleanse our spirit.