This figure depicts a temple guardian figure and is likely one of the Four Heavenly Kings of Buddhism. The four kings represent guardians of the compass directions of the celestial world. This figure is modeled in a traditional aggressive and protective pose with his right arm raised. This wood carving retains some remnants of the original paint.
Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)
Width 5.5 Depth 3.5 Height 13.5 in.
Note: restored with an iron rod support and hands deficient.