Hand carved wood four guardian kings of the west. Hand paint in gold lacquer stand atop a lotus base. Virūpakkha (also known as 廣目天王) the name means: he who sees all. As the king of the west and one who sees all. His symbolic weapon is a snake or red cord that is representative of a dragon. As the eye in the sky, he sees people who do not believe in Buddhism and converts them. His ancient name means “he who has broad objectives”.
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: 2.5″ x 2.5″ x 7.5″