Figurine of Yecha(malevolent spirit) Back

Wangye Museum

Wangye Museum
Shenzhen, China

The visual shape is a Yecha who holds one tooth-like stick stands on the square platform. Yecha, one of the ghosts in "Tian Long Ba Bu(safeguarding power of Buddha)" the Guardian Deity in Buddhism, the Sanskrit is "Yaksha", Yecha is the transliteration, it has the means "quick spirit", "nimble", "brave and strong" ect. It was recorded that there has three kinds of Yecha that are "one is on the ground, two is in the sky, three is Yecha over the sky" in the vol.1 of ZHU WEI MO JING(annotation of the Mahayana scripture). The FA HUA XUAN ZAN(Saddharmapu.N.Darika's commentary), of which the vol.2 recorded that "Yecha, brave and strong, flying in the sky, like walking on ground, is similar to Raksa." The Buddhism made him do the Guardian Deity as his valorousness. This man of the figurine who has the green body, red hair, gold bracelets and musclularity, learned on the tooth-like stick, the valorous was shown off dramatically.


  • Title: Figurine of Yecha(malevolent spirit) Back
  • Date Created: late 12th - early 13th century
  • Physical Dimensions: Height 16.8 cm
  • Type: Porcelain

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