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Scroll painting of Ryobu Dainichi, Japan 18th c.

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Scroll painting of Ryobu Dainichi, Japan 18th c.

Esoteric Buddhist scroll painting of the Mandala of the Two Worlds. On a background in the shape of a lotus petal striped with the colors red, blue, green, yellow (gold) and white that indicate the emanation of the mystic energies, two Dainichi have been depicted. The upper part represents the Diamond World. Dainichi sits on a lotus pedestal surrounded by 23 Sanskrit characters. He holds his hands in the chinken-in gesture and wears a jeweled headdress that includes the Five Wisdom Buddhas. The lower part of the painting represents the Womb World. Dainichi holds his hands in hokkai jo-in. Black ink, color and gold on paper. 18th century. 39 x 18 1/8 inches. Modern mounting. Some repairs, mainly backed cracks. Good condition.

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