Magnificent carving of a wooden temple guardian or Nio figure standing on a base, the fabulous rendering of an elaborate military costume, holding an offering left hand, a lion on his left leg, a dynamic display of power and realism characteristic of late 14th-century Japanese sculpture. Traditionally placed at the entrance of a temple or shrine for security and protection.
16" x 7 1/2"
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