Fudo, The Immovable
ca. 1400-1600 (made)
Height: 39 cm approx., Width: 34 cm approx.
Fudo, seated figure, a manifestation of Buddha whose purpose is the combatting of evil, carved and painted wood, Japan, ca. 1400-1600
Carved and painted wood, figure of seated Buddha with thin head band, upper body bare, left forearm raised, right elbow crooked outward, legs crossed, soles of feet turned upward with drapery retaining traces of colour splayed out in front.
This figure would have originally been holding a rope in its left hand and a sword in its right hand, for binding and killing the wicked (Fudo as a manifestation of Buddha whose purpose is the combatting of evil).
Gift of Lieutenant-Colonel Kenneth Dingwall D.S.O. through The Art Fund
Location: Japan, room 45, case 6