Kuṇḍalī

Organization control number
701-2
Classification
Sculptures
Era century
Heian period, 10th-11th century
Item shape
Wood, single block construction
Size
Total H: 34.9; H of statue: 32.4
Collector
Nara National Museum
This set of Godai Myōō constitutes a rare example of which few extant works remain. Considering the height of statues, these were probably not principal images in the particular Buddhist hall, but they were applied during private ceremonies. The iconography is similar to the one in the preaching hall of Tō-ji Temple in Kyoto Prefecture, however it is rare that the statue of Gundari myōō (Skt. Kuṇḍaī) raised a leg up.

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Five Vidyārājas

Heian period, 10th-11th century

Nara National Museum