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Guardian figure, one of a pair


Artist Unknown (Japan)


mid-14th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G205
Guardian figure, one of a pair, Artist Unknown (Japan)
Guardian figure, one of a pair: Gallery Label - Current
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Johnathan  October 28, 2012

This guardian figure is a work of art. It shows us that the buddah religion has many beliefs. I wonder what this sculpture would look like if it was standing in front of a temple

jakekirchner  October 24, 2013

It is cool how tough they look. They have weird faces.

cadenboge  October 24, 2013

This figure is made to look strong and powerful. The llacquer covering the wood makes it look like it is made of metal.

Emmahannum  November 10, 2013

This is a interesting sculpture. The sculpturer made him look like he was mad. It also looks like it is telling a group of people/ a person to stop, like they are going somewhere that the guardian thinks they shouldn't. That Is really weird how the lacquer makes it seem like the sculpture is made of metal. 

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