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Heian period, 10th-11th century
Wood, single block construction
Total H: 34.9; H of statue: 32.4
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.