Amida Nyorai (Amitābha)

Organization control number
1112-0
Classification
Sculptures
Era century
Heian period, 12th century
Item shape
Wood with gold leaf
Size
H 52.6
Collector
Nara National Museum
The hands demonstrated as the meditative position (jōin). This mudra is derived from the Esoteric Buddhism, however it can be applied to the statues harmonized with the Pure Land Buddhism. The hollow of the statue was densely decorated with Sanskrit letter representing Amida, suggesting the influence of the Esoteric Buddhism. The lotus pedestal was formed with seven layers which is a popular style in the late Heian period.

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