Vintage Japanese Bronze Buddha Statue
Kamakura Daibutsu 鎌倉大仏
Amida Meditation 阿弥陀仏
Origin: Japan, Circa: Mid 20th Century
Figure: H 12.5 in (32cm), W 10.5 in (27cm), D 8.5 in (22cm)
Pedestal: H 1.5 in (4cm), W 14 in (36cm), D 8.5 in (22cm)
The Great Buddha of Kamakura is an 11.3 ｍeter height, 13th-century colossal copper statue of Amitabha Buddha at the Buddhist temple Kotoku-in 高徳院 of the Jodo-shu sect. Although the creator of Kamakura Daibutsu remains unknown. The sculptural style distinctively belongs to the Kei school 慶派 found by Kokei and Unkei around 1200. Today, the Great Kamakura Buddha is designated a National Treasure and is the second tallest Buddha in Japan.
This museum-quality Amida Nyorai exhibits impeccable form and artistry that brings to life the famous giant Buddha's powerful presence. The hands of Amida are locked in the Bhairava Mudra in meditation. His features and countenance evoke a deep sense of inner peace and equipoise. The symmetric monk robes are intricately lined with definitions, gracefully flowing outward like expanding ripples. The bronze has a slightly weathered patina that adds gravitas to its overall excellent condition. The bronze Daibutsu sits on a gorgeous teakwood pedestal. A shrine such as this would make a perfect centerpiece in morning and evening rituals.
Estimated Value $800
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