Gilt Wood Buddha Statue
on Green Lotus
Showa, mid 20th century
H 9 in.(23cm), W 3.5 in.(9cm), D 3.5 in.(9cm)
Condition: very good!
radiant gilded gold illumines this Buddha standing above a green lotus flower
in full bloom. The stately golden Buddha is Amida, the Buddha of Infinite Light
carved with utmost finesse; the serene parallel arcs of his falling garment lending
a gentle rhythm that compliments the imperturbable stability. His face is broad
with full cheeks, curving lips and arching brows above softly downcast eyes, tops
the ushnisha and ajana chakra are two inlaid beads, displaying in his delicately
modeled fingers are the
teaching mudra. The Buddha of Infinite Light is the personification of compassion;
the intermediary between Supreme Reality and mankind. He represents the Higher
Self, and the esoteric meaning of rebirth into his paradise is the awakening of
Bodhicitta in the human heart.