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Gilt-Wood Amida Nyorai Buddha Amitabha Zushi Edo ca. 1700

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1700: Item # 1357335

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Amida Nyorai, the hands forming the Amida raigo-in mudra welcoming believers to the Western Paradise, constructed with the joined wood-block technique and finished in lacquer and gilt, the head backed by a round mandorla (Jp. zuko), standing upon a lotus-form dais atop a lotus-leaf plinth on a double-disc base with gilt-copper decorative ornamentation, encased in its original zushi in wood with interior finished in black lacquer and exterior finished in red lacquer and with gilt-copper hinges, closing clasp, and decorative ornamentation. Early- to mid-Edo Period ca. 1700. Replacement of the original full-body mandorla with the round head mandorla, loss of lotus petals at rear of lotus-form dais, minor old wood loss to the lotus-leaf plinth, and desirable black-soot patination overall. Both hands and both feet in virtually flawless and apparently original condition. Excellent overall condition.

Height of sculpture, including base and mandorla: 62 cm
Height of Amida figure only: 40 cm

Height of zushi exterior: 79 cm
Width: 30.5 cm
Depth: 25 cm

An exquisitely sculpted, impressively scaled Edo-Period Amida Buddha in laudable condition, encased in its original zushi. Highly collectible.