This Buddha statue in bronze/mixed alloyed metal represents the Amitabha Shakyamuni Buddha in classic 11th-12th century Japanese styling. Japanese/Asian Buddhist art is admired for presenting images of the Buddha that convey serenity and spiritual certainty. The patina shows a small degree of green oxidization. The image is in excellent condition and the quality of the bronze/mixed metal alloy is particularly good offering an attractive patina. Height: 14 ¾ inches. Weight: 11.5 pounds (without packing materials). Period: Early 20th Century. The Buddha of the Promised Land. Amitbha is the principal buddha in the Pure Land sect, a branch of Buddhism practiced mainly in East Asia, while in Vajrayana Amitbha is known for his longevity and deep awareness of individualities. According to these scriptures, Amitbha possesses infinite merits resulting from good deeds over countless past lives as a bodhisattva named Dharmakra. “Amitbha” is translatable as “Infinite Light, ” hence Amitbha is often called The Buddha of Infinite Light. Records state that Amitabha Buddha is the Lord of vast light, incomparable and infinite, who illuminated all the Buddha countries in all the quarters of the universe’. He is, the bright one who overcomes all splendour, whose radiance outshines the sun and the moon… The teachings contained in the Pure Land sutras have had a great influence within the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and the visualization of Amitabha and his Pure Land while meditating and chanting his name have been popular spiritual practice for centuries. The item “Antique Buddha Jade Tibetan Buddhis Shakyamuni Bronze/Metal Alloyed Cast” is in sale since Wednesday, February 07, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Asian\1900-Now\Chinese\Figures & Statues”. The seller is “webrummage2014″ and is located in Grafton, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Provenance: Ownership History Available
- Subject: Tibetan Buddha
- Material: Bronze/Mixed Alloyed
- Head Stone: Jade
- Origin: Shakyamuni