Figure of a heavenly king, anonymous, 618 - 906

Figure of a heavenly king, anonymous, 618 - 906

gilding, h 6.8cm × w 3.6cm × d 1.5cm More details

There are Four Heavenly Kings, each of whom watches over one of the cardinal directions of the world. They are muscled, grim-looking figures who protect the Buddhist faith against threats from every direction.

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