Hand carved wood four guardian kings of the west. Hand paint in gold lacquer stand atop a lotus base. Vessavana (also known as 多聞天王 ) the name means: he who hears everything . As the king of the north, the chief of the four kings and protector of the north. He is the ruler of rain. His symbolic weapons are the umbrella or pagoda. Wearing heavy armor and carrying the umbrella in his right hand, he is often associated with the ancient Sri Lankan god of wealth, Kubera.
The Four Heavenly Kings are four Buddhist gods, each of whom is watch over one cardinal direction of the world. The Hall of Four Heavenly Kings is a standard component of Chinese Buddhist temples.
One of a kind.
Dimensions: 2″ x 2.5″ x 7.5″