Amida, Lord of the Western Paradise

hanging scroll

Japanese Collection

Accession Nr.: 5621
Type: painting; hanging scroll
Date of production:
19th century
Edo (Tokugawa) period
Place of production:
Acquisition: collected by Péter Vay
Materials/Techniques: ink, colours, and gold on silk
Dimensions: height: 148 cm
width: 56 cm
mirror: 70.2 × 37 cm
The Amida Buddha (Sanskrit: Amitābha) is shown seated on a tall, ornate, tiered lotus throne. The face, chest, hands, and feet are golden. Behind the Amida are four tall altar decorations, also topped with blazing dharma wheels that symbolise the Buddha’s teaching.