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

阿弥陀仏浄土蒔絵手箱

1100s

Gold lacquer on wood

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

John L. Severance Fund 1961.91

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Description

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.

See also
Collection: 
Japanese Art
Department: 
Japanese Art
Type of artwork: 
Lacquer

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