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Stone Itahi Stupa Amida Triad Blue-green Schist Nanbokucho 14 c.

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1492: Item # 1349439

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Daikyocho 27
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0015

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Itahi stupa, commonly referred to as an aoishitoba (lit. blue-stone stupa), sculpted in shallow relief from blue-green schist, featuring three bonji (Siddham seed syllables) symbolizing the Amida Triad comprising Amida Buddha, Kannon Bosatsu, and Seishi Bosatsu. Dated to the second year of the Enbun Era (1357), Nanbokucho Period. Minor old edge and surface loss.

Height: 71 cm
Width: 27 cm
Depth: 4 cm

An outstanding example of type, with irrefutable 14 c. temporal provenance and in excellent condition. Highly collectible.