Fragment Mounted as a Box Cover with a Scene from Amida's Paradise

Fragment Mounted as a Box Cover with a Scene from Amida's Paradise



Gold lacquer on wood

Overall: 2.6 x 7.8 cm (1 x 3 1/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1961.91



The lid of this box has a fragment of an image representing the Pure Land of the Buddha Amida, and an interior decorated with lotus petals. The original, complete composition may have been a panel housed within a shrine cabinet, and used for meditation. An aversion to discarding sacred images likely led to the fragment’s incorporation into this small box.

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Japanese Art
Japanese Art
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