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Edo Period Dainichi Nyorai Sculpture, Throne, Mandorla


Edo Period Dainichi Nyorai Sculpture, Throne, Mandorla

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Sculpture: Pre 1800: Item # 1119171
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A complete Edo period tantric sculpture of Dainichi Nyorai seated on original lotus throne and with original sun mandorla. The figure seated in the lotus position with crystal inlaid eyes and third eye; metal crown, bead jewelry and ornamentation; and hands held in Vajra Mudra. The lotus throne with petaled seat on raised, fenced plinth with decorative panels all on shaped base carved and textured to suggest clouds (inscribed on bottom.) The mandorla with openwork radiant son positioned behind the figure's head and with lotus and cloud decoration toward its base. This is consistent with reference to "the Great Sun Buddha". Expected moderate loss and distress to the lacquer surface, the sculpture and throne are in relatively good condition. The mandorla has old lacquer repair securing and stabilizing a few cracks or breaks (all original.) Overall height, 18 inches (45.72 cm). Height of figure on throne (excluding the mandorla) 15 1/2 inches (39.37 cm). Height of the figure only, 8 1/4 inches (20.95 cm).