Japanese Giltwood Standing Amida Raigo Buddha, Edo Period, Early 19th century For Sale
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Japanese Giltwood Standing Amida Raigo Buddha, Edo Period, Early 19th century

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A fine and sensitively carved, lacquered and giltwood Japanese Buddha depicting Amida Raigo, Edo period, early 19th century. The Buddha stands upon a double lotus pedestal, hands in abhaya mudra and varada, the gestures of reassurance and fulfilment. He wears traditional robes which wrap and drape around his robust body, his broad chest bare. His warm and full face set in a subtle, knowing smile. A small rock crystal sphere has been set into the urna, and another one at the base of the ushnisha. A large mandorla or nimbus frames the Buddha. The mandorla carved with a dense cloud design and a lotus blossom centered behind the Buddha's head. Amida Raigo is a depiction of Amida Buddha particular to Japan. The image represents Amida Buddha descending from the Western Paradise to welcome the newly deceased to the Pure Land. He is a sign of hope and comfort not only to the dying, but to the loved ones they leave behind as well.

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  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1800
  • Condition Details
    The mandorla slightly loose and has a tendency to tilt slightly to the left. The fingers of the Buddha with losses. Heavy smoke residue to the statue obscuring the gilding and some details. Minor loss to the gilding.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages. Minor fading.
  • Dimensions
    H 14.25 in. x W 5 in. x D 3 in.H 36.2 cm x W 12.7 cm x D 7.62 cm
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Reference Number
    LU894712637872
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