figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Lacquered wooden figure of Aizen-myo-o, in a case. Small sculpture of figure with three pairs of arms, all but one holding an object, sitting on a lotus flower, representing eternity, the whole on a carved dais. Behind him is a large red halo with a gold pattern. He is in an oval casket in black lacquered wood, with two doors, which are gilt on the inside and each attached to the case with two brass hinges; the top has a small metal ring. Label on base with Japanese inscription, giving a number. 4.75 x 2 ½ x 2". Separate handwritten label.

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