Chinese Bronze Buddha
Wang-lo (Emperor Chengzu)
Ming Dynasty, 1368-1398 AD
11 in.(28cm), W 4.5 in.(11.5cm), D 3.25 in.(8cm)
Condition: Solid bronze, o.a. excellent
atop a rock with a raging flame adora, the statue of Fudo Myoo is holding a vajra-hilt
sword in his right, which cut through negative emotions, and in his left is a
rope that binds men of ignorance; a mean by which leads them to enlightenment.
The name Fudo Myoo means motionless or unshakable like that of a mountain.
It is a Japanese name for the Buddha Acala. In Sanskrit his name means Conqueror
of Three Poisons (three passions: love, hatred and ignorance). He is a wrathful
aspect of Vairocana, one of the Five Great Kings of Light.
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