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Sesshin - Kozuka with Fudô Myô-ô - Walters 51798

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Sesshin - Kozuka with Fudô Myô-ô - Walters 51798

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Fudô Myô-ô, the Immovable One, is depicted standing on a rocky cliff. Behind him is a mandorla of flames. Fudô Myô-ô is one of the five Kings of Light who protect the Buddhist faithful. His fierce expression is intended to scare away evil spirits. He is almost always shown with a sword in his right hand and a rope in his left hand.

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1850
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Walters Art Museum
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