Amida Nyorai


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 224

The scale of gilt bronze images such as this made them ideal for expressions of personal devotion. Worshippers carried these sculptures in portable shrines called zushi. Although its base is a later addition, the figure has survived in extraordinarily good condition because of this original display environment.

On view for all rotations

Amida Nyorai, Gilt bronze, Japan

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