Japanese Edo Bronze Fudo Middle Edo Period ca 17th or 18th Century(130 views)
Description: Middle Edo Period ca 17th or 18th Century AD. With his typical grotesque and grimacing face the tantric Buddhist deity stands in tribanga or triple bend pose in flowing robes. He originally held a sword with a vajra handle in one hand (blade missing) with his other hand outstretched to hold a rope (missing). Fudo is a wrathful form of a cosmic Buddha in the more esoteric and tantric forms of Buddhism that became popular in Japan in the Heian period. Typical black Japanese temple patina. A rare earlier bronze type. Mounted on a later wooden base. H. 6" 7 1/2" with base.