Standing Amida Nyorai, the hands forming the raigo-in mudra welcoming the souls of the departed faithful to the Western Paradise, sculpted from Japanese cypress using yosegi-zukuri joined-block construction, the eyes of inset crystal, the entirety finished in black lacquer and the garment only in an elaborately applied gilt, and the lotus-form dais a later replacement. The missing mandorla notwithstanding, excellent condition, with virtually no wood loss.
Height, including lotus-form dais: 83 cm
Height of Amida figure only: 66 cm
An exquisitely sculpted, impressively scaled Amida Buddha with exceptional presence and in excellent condition. Nanbokucho/early-Muromachi Period ca. 1400, entirely refinished, apparently, ca. 1600.
Formerly property of the C. Philip Cardeiro Living Trust.