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Amitābha (阿弥陀仏 Amida butsu; 阿弥陀如来 Amida nyorai)
  • Japan
  • Amitābha (阿弥陀仏 Amida butsu; 阿弥陀如来 Amida nyorai), circa 1400s, Muromachi period (1338–1573)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • wood, lacquer, kirikane
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 109.2 x 46.1 x 40 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 43 x 18 1/8 x 15 3/4 in
  • Museum purchase and Gift of Dr. W. Clarke and Barbara Benton Wescoe
  • On view: Kress Gallery, 407, C4
  • 1990.0080
Label Text

Image of a an Amida Buddha. Figure wears a draping garment over shoulders and has right hand raised and palm of left hand revealed. Figure has eyes closed and hair styled neat. Amida Buddha stands on a flat base that is surrounded by sculpture of leaves and flowers.