Country Group: China, Japan and Korea
This is a powerful Late Edo or early Meiji Japanese Buddhist Guardian. He is extremely lively in his stance and in his expression. Just look in to his face. He is not the kind of item I usually buy, but I just couldn't resist him. He is quite large at a full 13 inches tall, and over 16 inches tall including his (original) wooden base. He is generally in good condition. He has a few minor chips. He is missing the front of one foot, and whatever he may have been holding (if anything) in his hands. His back looks as if he was consecrated, and that he probably still has something placed inside him. A fantastic fellow.