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MIA in Detail: Clue 22

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This object represents one of the most popularly worshiped deities in the Far East.  The object conveys a meditative serenity and reassuring calm.

Can you name this object?

 

Last week’s clue:

My double and I once flanked the entrances of a Buddhist temple.  I am ferocious and semi-nude.

Answer: This detail was taken from “Guardian Figure, one of a pair” Artist unknown (Japan) c. 1360.

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