Seated carved gilded wooden figure of Amida Buddha with aureole. The Buddha is sitting in the meditation posture, dhyana mudra, on a lotus flower on a hexagonal base. On each of five sides of the base is a gilded decorative panel; the rear is undecorated. A body aureole, decorated with clouds, kumo-kohai, is attached to the back of the lotus seat. Each of the four sections: figure, lotus, base and aureole, is separate. The hair of the Buddha is represented in tight carved curls, pigmented blue. The protrusion on the forehead, usnisa, is of a colourless transparent material. The backs of the aureole and of the base are painted black.
figure (ritual & belief: representations)
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