Amida, Buddha of the Western Paradise, 12th century, Lotus Pedestal
Fudō Myōō (Achala-vidyārāja), 12th century. Japan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Harry G. C. Packard Collection of Asian Art, Gift of Harry G. C. Packard, and Purchase, Fletcher, Rogers, Harris Brisbane Dick, and Louis V. Bell Funds, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, and The Annenberg Fund Inc. Gift, 1975 (1975.268.163) | Fudō Myōō uses his sword to cut through ignorance and his lasso to reign in those who would block the path to enlightenment. #sword
Unchu Kuyo Bodhisattva playing cymbols. ca 1053. Byodoin Temple Kyoto, Japan carved wood. Not just one but hundreds of bodhis, not one alike, were hand carved and adorned the walls of the great hall.
Bodhisattva. ca 1053. Byodoin Temple - Kyoto, Japan.
Bodhisattva playing. ca 1053. Byodoin Temple - Kyoto, Japan.
Kannon, Heian Period, The Metropolitan Museum
National Treasure virūpākṣa image 8-9 century | Kanai Morido Photo gallery | cultural assets | Justice Minister sect head temple Kofukuji
9th C. 11-headed Jyuichimen Kannon Bosatsu, carved wood. Doganji Kannondo, Shiga, Japan
Heian Period (794-1185) One of the Five Wisdom Kings, Fudo Myo-o is filled with wrath against evil. Serving Dainichi Nyorai, he holds poised his sword and noose to contain anything that might harm a believer. Size and fearsome physical attributes, including fangs and a half-closed eye that turns inward, command respect, as does the exaggerated length of his limbs.
阿弥陀如来坐像-amidanyoraizazou- (Amitābha) One of Buddha. The work of an engraver 定朝.平等院鳳凰堂(byoudouinhououdou)
Japanese important cultural property, Hoshi Washo statue, Heian Era (794~1192) 重要文化財 宝誌和尚立像
9th-10th c. Japanese Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Kannon , Heian period, F1909.344a-i
Wisdom King Fudo. Heian period 794–1185, Kyoto. Joined-wood block construction with pigments. H. 63 4/5". One of the Five Wisdom Kings, Fudo Myo-o is filled with wrath against evil. With sword and noose to contain anything that might harm a believer. Fierce physical attributes; fangs, a half-closed eye that turns inward, and stiff overly long limbs. Most Heian pieces are shallowly carved, emphasizing the figure's volume and heft is appropriate here for a deity whose name means "The…
Kannon, Heian Period, Wood, late 12th century Japan