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Makino Haruchika - Kozuka with Gate Guardian - Walters 5112414 - Mark B

Makino Haruchika - Kozuka with Gate Guardian - Walters 5112414 - Mark B

 
 
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The figure on the kozuka is one of the two guardians ("ni-ô") who guard the main south gate at Buddhist temples in Japan. These fierce looking figures protect temples from evil spirits. This is part of a mounted set.

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2016
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Walters Art Museum
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