Chinese sculpture lacquered in red and gold - Amituo the Buddha of limitless life

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Carving made of rammed earth, lacquered in red and gold representing Amituo (Chinese name. Sanskrit: Amitayus; Japanese: Amida).

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Carving made of rammed earth, lacquered in red and gold representing Amituo (Chinese name. Sanskrit: Amitayus; Japanese: Amida). He is the Buddha of limitless life, and is represented meditating on a stylised lotus flower.

rammed earth is made of earth and straw.

On the bottom of the sculpture is a label marked with: Pagoda of a Thousand Buddhas - Former Collection of Pierre Loti.

Period
18th century
Height
14 cm
Provenance
Pagoda of a Thousand Buddhas - Former Collection of Pierre Loti

Galerie Espace 4

9 rue Mazarine
75006 Paris – France
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