Login
Sign up

Send the page
Go to the forum
 
French
Virudhaka (Zochoten), Guardian King of the South

Virudhaka (Zochoten), Guardian King of the South





Artist : Anonymous

Date : approx. between 794 and 1185

Sizes : 91 cm x 175 cm x 61 cm
Material : Wood, Marks of pigments, Marks of gilding
Acquisition : The Avery Brundage Collection
Heian period
Item 21 on 22
Far East Art
Sculpture (Statue)

Area related
Japon

Description   

In Indian Buddhist mythology, the guardian kings of the four directions dwell on the upper slopes of Mount Meru. In a Japanese Buddhist temple, the guardian kings are placed on an elaborate platform representing Mount Meru. When only two guardians are displayed, the guardians of the east and south are paired, flanking the buddha Amitabha, a principal deity. They are depicted as warriors wearing armor. Their raised arms once held weapons. Each stands on a demon, a symbol of evil.
Item(s) related   
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco :
Japanese Arts of Daily Life
Vaishravana (Bishamonten), Guardian King of the North
Statue
Edo period
Anonymous
Sizes : 139 cm x 66 cm x 48 cm
approx. from 1615 to 1700
Japanese Buddhist Art
A Guardian King
Statue
Heian period
Anonymous
Sizes : 94 cm x 25 cm x 34 cm
approx. from 900 to 1000
Dhritarashtra (Jikokuten), Guardian King of the East
Statue
Heian period
Anonymous
Sizes : 168 cm x 91 cm x 61 cm
approx. from 794 to 1185

Kyoto :
Sanjūsangen-dō
Nio : Naraen Kongō
金剛力士 - 那羅延金剛
Statue
Anonymous
Yasaka-jinja
Nio : Misshaku Kongō
金剛力士 - 密迹金剛
Statue
Anonymous
Nio : Naraen Kongō
金剛力士 - 那羅延金剛
Statue
Anonymous

Osaka :
Shitennō-ji
Nio : Misshaku Kongō
金剛力士 - 密迹金剛
Statue
Anonymous
Nio : Naraen Kongō
金剛力士 - 那羅延金剛
Statue
Anonymous

Shrines and Temples of Nikko :
Niomon
Naraen-kongou
Statue
Anonymous
Misshaku-kongou
Statue
Anonymous
Niomon
Nioh of the Omote gate
Statue
Anonymous
Sizes : 4 m wide
Nioh of the Omote gate
Statue
Anonymous
Sizes : 4 m wide
Nitenmon Gate
Jikokuten
Statue
Anonymous
Koumokuten
Statue
Anonymous
Raijin
God of thunder
Statue
Anonymous
Fujin
God of Wind
Statue
Anonymous
Taiyu-in Reibyo Yashamon
Standing guard
Statue
Anonymous
Standing guard
Statue
Anonymous
Standing guard
Statue
Anonymous
Standing guard
Statue
Anonymous
Yomeimon
Guard of the Yomei Gate
Statue
Anonymous
Guard of the Yomei Gate
Statue
Anonymous
Virudhaka (Zochoten), Guardian King of the South
Anonyme