Japan, Koyasan Temple
Statue of Fudo, one of the Myo-o (Knowledge Kings), sits in the midst of fire symbolizing invulnerability. Also known as the immovable one, he is a part of a fierce class of protective deities who form an important category in Shingon art. Often depicted holding a lasso and vajra hilted sword, the statue was secured by Maxwell Sommerville from Koyasan Temple in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. He wears a metal and bead necklace and sits on a stylized rock formation. His sword is missing.
INTERIOR OF A WEST-EUROPEAN MANSION (c. 9th-11th centuries): drawings from "Le costume historique(…)" vol.3 by Auguste Racinet, 1888.
A Sacred Head.
Oil on canvas.
41 x 31 cm.
Art by Paul François Quinsac.(1858-1929).
Dolce & Madonna by studio Judith