Gilt Dry Lacquer Statue
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Taisho Period, early 1900s'
H 14.5 in.(37cm), W 5.25 in.(13cm), D 4 in.(10cm)
Over all in condition!
A delicate and regal Amida Nyorai standing serenely on a beautiful lotiform
pedestal, voluptuous modeling of the body, harmonious draping and sharp edge folds
long robe, well proportioned to the elaborately two-tiered lotus pedestal. Beneath
the Buddha's feet, the upward facing lotus consisted of 18 individually carved
petals, whereas the downward facing lotus is triple petalled, with the petal tips
curving upward. On the back of the statue is a carved through nimbus featuring
strands of rolling cloud, illuminating the ethereal Buddha
in the hollow core dry lacquer technique, in which the hands and feet were carved
separately and joined to the torso. The Buddha's facial expression is serene,
with two semi precious stones for the urna and usnisa. The nimbus and pedestal
are constructed with cypress, lacquered and applied with gold leaf, overall in
very good condition.