Chinese Bronze Buddha
Circa: Early 20th century
7 in.(18cm), W 3.5 in.(9cm), D 1.75 in.(4.5cm)
Condition: Good, Solid bronze
atop a rock with a raging flame aureole, the statue of Fudo Myoo is holding a
vajra-hilt sword in his right, which cut through negative emotions, and in his
left is a rope that binds men of ignorance; a mean by which leads them to enlightenment.
The name Fudo Myoo means motionless or unshakable like that of a mountain.
It is a Japanese name for the Buddha Acala. In Sanskrit his name means Conqueror
of Three Poisons (three passions: love, hatred, and ignorance). He is a wrathful
aspect of Vairocana, one of the Five Great Kings of Light.
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