Standing Amida Nyorai (Amitabha)


Standing Amida Nyorai (Amitabha)

Sculpture / Kamakura

Kamakura period, 13th century

Wood with polychromy, gold pigment, cut gold leaf, and inlaid crystal eyes



The Buddha Amitabha is shown here with his left foot forward. This subtle detail suggests that he is moving forward to greet a dying believer into his Buddhist paradise, the Pure Land."

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