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Antique Korean Wooden Amida Buddha with Gold Leaf


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Korean: Pre 1920: Item # 1255035
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Large Korean wooden statue of the Amida Buddha or Amitābha, also known as "The Buddha of Infinite Light." He was covered in an oyster shell pigment in order to smooth out the woodgrain, a red lacquer was applied over it, and finally a gold leaf topcoat was applied. He is typically shown in a standing position and is oddly portrayed seated in this statue. 19th century Size: 36" height, 23.5" width, 19.5" depth