IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN: TWO JAPANESE TEMPLE GUARDIANS – TAASA Review December 2009
Russell Kelty T he Art Gallery of South Australia recently acquired a pair of Japanese temple guardians (nio) which are a spectacular testament to the great heritage of East Asian Buddhist art.
They are unusually large, and are the only examples of their kind in an Australian public collection. Pair of temple guardians [nio], Japan Edo Period (1615-1868), 17th-18th century.
Fukui, wood, lacquer, cloth, paint, glass, iron; left figure 192.0 c 120.0 x 65.0 cm, right figure 200.0 x 95.0 x 65.0 cm...