A gilded and polychrome wooden shrine and a gilded and laquered wooden Buddha Shakyamuni
Japan, Edo period, 19th century
The rectangular shrine with hinged doors revealing an altar supported by three Buddhist figures. The central figure representing Amida Buddha, one of the five cosmic Buddha’s, ruling over the western paradise. He is seated in vajrasana op a lotus base on a pedestal. Both hands in the meditation posture or dhyanamudra. He wears a pleated monk’s garment. The face with serene expression, downcast eyes and smiling mouth.
H. 15.5 / 16.6 cm