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Artwork description:

I visited Japan last October and I visited many Buddhist temples. I was struck by the massive wooden sculptures of Nio. Nio are wrath-filled and muscular guardians of the Buddha which stand at the entrance of many Buddhist temples in East Asia. They often take the form of frightening wrestler-like statues. I was captivated by their Hellenistic and dynamic forms. They are formidable temple guardians, indeed!

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paper

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#niolon  #asian home decor  #illustration  #male figure  #japan  #asian art  #japanese  #mythology  #temple  #asian  #statue  #myth and legend  #travel art  #buddha  #wrestler 

Nio: Temple Guardian II (2017)

$400

This artwork is sold by Hana Shoup from United States

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Hana Shoup

United States

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