A fine wood carving of Shinran as an old master above a budding lotus on an elevated pedestal. This beautifully
carved and gilded Shinran Shonin depicts the founder of Jodo Shinshu School in a solemn abhanga stand. The unadorned
figure is erect but in a relaxed cant, in his hands he is holding a string of prayer beads, with eyes downcast in a
serene and meditative stance, his lifelike features denote a spiritual presence, which outshines the formalism frequently
found in similar carvings. In spite of its age, there is only a minor gilt yellowing from past devotional incense rituals.
The figure is sublime and is in superb condition.