Hanging scroll painting - Gold and color in indigo-dyed silk, mounting on silk - "Amida sanzon butsu raigō-zu" 阿弥陀三尊来迎図 (Welcoming Descent of the Amida Buddha Triad) - Japan - 15th century (Muromachi period)

Description
Hanging scroll painting - Gold and color in indigo-dyed silk, mounting on silk - "Amida sanzon butsu raigō-zu" 阿弥陀三尊来迎図 (Welcoming Descent of the Amida Buddha Triad) - Japan - 15th century (Muromachi period)
Good condition, see description - 153×48×1 cm

Hanging scroll painting - Gold and colour in indigo-dyed silk, mounting on silk - "Amida sanzon butsu raigō-zu" 阿弥陀三尊来迎図 (Welcoming Descent of the Amida Buddha Triad) - Japan - 15th century (Muromachi period)

"Amida sanzon butsu raigō-zu" 阿弥陀三尊来迎図 (Welcoming Descent of the Amida Buddha Triad).

Gold and colour in indigo-dyed silk, mounting on silk

Muromachi period (1333-1573), 15th Century

153 x 48 cm (73 x 34 cm)

Some folds
 
Cover: Raigō butsuzō 来迎
Side: Amida sanzon butsu Kamakura-jidai 阿弥陀三尊佛鎌倉時代
(On the box, "Kamakura-jidai” is written, but we think it is Muromachi)


Followers of the Pure Land sect of Buddhism believe that, at the moment of the death, Amida Buddha will descent from his paradise to receive the soul of a faithful follower. This painting depicts Amida floating downward on clouds. He is accompanied by the Bodhisattva Seishi 勢至, whose hands are clasped in prayer, and Kannon 観音, who holds a lotus upon which to receive the soul of the dying.

Lot details
Object
Hanging scroll painting
Technique
Handpainted
Material
Gold and color in indigo-dyed silk, mounting on silk
Period
15th century (Muromachi period)
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Artist/ Maker
Anonymous
Attribution
Original
Title of artwork
"Amida sanzon butsu raigō-zu" 阿弥陀三尊来迎図 (Welcoming Descent of the Amida Buddha Triad)
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
153×48×1 cm
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