These Temple guards are sure to stop visitors in their tracks! Hand-carved from natural stone, this Temple Grey Granite statue represents one of the traditional Japanese Niō Guardians who were placed outside of the entrance of Buddhist temples to ward off evil spirits and thieves. The right side statue is referred to as “Agyō” whose open mouth represents life or birth. The Right Temple Guard is called “Ungyō” whose closed mouth represents death. This statue is full of intricate carving detail on its armor, garments, and body. Give your home or Asian restaurant a unique Oriental feel with these magnificent statues. They would look great as part of a gate or in an entryway.
Dimensions: 22″ L x 16″ W x 47″ H