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Large Japanese Gilt-Bronze Kamakura Buddha - Late Edo/Meiji

Gilt-Bronze Kamakura Buddha

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Gilt-Bronze Kamakura Buddha
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After the Great Buddha of Kamakura (Daibutsu in Japanese).

Seated in the lotus position with his hands in dhyani (dhyana) mudra, the gesture of meditation and contemplation.

His face well modelled with a serene expression.

His robe hangs loosely over his frame with multiple folds around the knees and lower legs.

Seated on a large, tapered double lotus pedestal.

Worn areas of gilt

Measures;
15" ( 38.0 cm ) high
10 1/4" ( 26.0 cm ) diameter at base

Weighs;
5.5 kgs ( 11.5 lbs )


The Great Buddha of Kamakura, an icon of Japan, is a monumental outdoor bronze statue of Amida situated in the grounds of Kotokuin, a Buddhist temple of the Pure Land sect in the city of Kamakura.

At 13.35 meters high and weighing 93 tons, the Daibutsu is the second largest monumental Buddha in Japan (after Vairocana, Great Buddha of Nara, at Todaiji in Nara).

It was cast in 1252 in the Kamakura period and was originally housed inside a temple, as in Nara.

But a huge tsunami washed away the wooden structure sometime in the late 15th century, and the statue has sat out in nature ever since.



Item no; J-090709-1140-1
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