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Artist / Maker : Kamakura, Kakemono
Title : Amida Buddha Attended by Wisdom and Mercy; [Amida Raigo Trinity]
Date (Execution) : 14th-15th century
Geographical Origin : Japan
Cultural Group : Japanese
Style / Period : Japan Kamakura 1185-1333
Medium / Material  : hanging scroll with colours and gold on Indigo silk
Support / Technique : indigo silk
Object Type : hanging scrolls
Visual Description : Vertical hanging scroll, colours and gold (kirikane) on indigo silk. This is a Raigo painting : four figures are descending from heaven to greet the soul of the deceased. The largest figure is amida buddha, the three smaller figures are bodhisattvas. The standing pose of the figures and limited number of figures date to the kamakura period. Seisha is the standing figure to the left of Buddha; Kannon is kneeling, offering the lotus vehicle to the believer; and Jizo, identified by his staff, stands to the right of Buddha.
Accession # : M964.1.135
Width (cm) : 35.10
Height (cm) : 107.10
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Bequest of John and Katharine Maltwood
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