This is a beautiful, rare, genuine Japanese antique Buddha. Over a 100 years old, from the early 20th Century or late 19th century ( corresponding to the Meiji Era 明治時代 1868-1912)
This is a laquered wood, gold gilt, ritual colour, Dhyana Shaka Noyrai Buddha 釈迦如来 hand carved by a traditional 'Busshi' 仏師 ( a Buddhist Image maker).
Originally part of an old Japanese family shrine, from a old rural estate auction, imported directly from Japan by me.
The Buddha is gilded, has faded ritual blue colour hair, ritual red spot, and a floral detachable manora symbolizing his radiant aura. His hands in Dhyana Mudra ( meditation position) in his lap. He sits on a plinth mounted lotus throne, all originally gold gilded, now mostly faded and worn.. The gilt on the Buddha is still very much time intact and reflects the light beautifully.
A wonderful statue for the collector, altar, or an impressive interior design statement.
Good. Patina, wear, small scratches, small chips, fading, dust. Discolouration, loss, wear and fading of gold gilt and colour, all usual for age/wear and age of manufacture.
Early 20th Century/late 19th century.
Meiji Era 明治時代 (1868-1912) Japan.
PROVENANCE :Japan. Japanese Antique Dealer. Details on request.
Height: 27.5cm/11 inches approximately
Width: 12cm/4.75 inches approximately
Length : 9cm /3.5 inches approximately
(please see photos)
300g/10 oz approximately
Carefully packaged and shipped tracked and signed insured.
- Gilt lacquered wood
- Meiji period (1868-1912)
- Region/ Country of origin
- Title of artwork
- Dhyana Shaka Noyrai Buddha - Gold Gilt, Ritual Colour, and Lacquer Wood
- Good condition, see description
- 90×275×120 mm