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Guang Mu Tian (with snake and pearl)

  Guang Mu Tian (with snake and pearl)

 

Thailand

Bronze statue of Guang Mu Tian, one of the Chinese Four Heavenly Kings, holding a snake and a pearl. This deity symbolizes smoothness, a characteristic which is represented in the snake that he holds. On his head he wears a dbu rgyan (fig.).