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Wooden Japanese 18th Century Nio Guardian Figure

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A large and dramatic muscled Nio guardian figure. Nio figures were placed outside Buddhist temples as protectors against evil spirits and to keep the temple free of demons and thieves. This figure stands on a custom stand. It is 32 inches high including the stand.

Details

  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
    Good.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Dimensions

    H 32 in. x W 18 in. x D 12 in.

    H 81.28 cm x W 45.72 cm x D 30.48 cm

  • Seller location
    New York, NY
  • Seller reference number
    A-4064
  • Reference number
    LU84951723842

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