Embroidered Welcoming Descent of Amida Triad

Embroidered Welcoming Descent of Amida Triad

繡仏阿弥陀三尊来迎図

1400s

Hanging scroll; silk and plant fiber embroidery

Embroidery: 109.1 x 37.2 cm (42 15/16 x 14 5/8 in.); Mounted: 173.1 x 49.4 cm (68 1/8 x 19 7/16 in.)

Gift of the American Foundation for the Maud E. and Warren H. Corning Botanical Collection 1966.513

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The Contemplation Sutra is a sacred Buddhist text often used in Pure Land Buddhism.

Description

The Buddha Amida arrives here to welcome a person to his Pure Land at the moment of death. A monk, a woman, and a child sit with their hands in prayer, and a beam of light emanating from Amida extends toward them. The inscription at the top indicates that the compassion of Amida Buddha always flows impartially to all those who recite his name, a quote from the Contemplation Sutra.

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