Portable altarpiece with the Amida Buddha

Anonymous artist

Anonymous artist - Portable altarpiece with the Amida Buddha
The oval lockable altarpiece zushi made from wood covered in red lacquer is stylized as a pagoda on a lotus base covered in urushi lacquer and gilded and composed of “opposing” lotus leaves kaeribana. Inside the altarpiece is the Amida Buddha in the padmasana posture with an aura behind his back. The origin of this altarpiece, which was purchased for the National Gallery Prague in an antique shop in Prague in 1971, is unknown.
measurements: height 33,5 cm
depth Ø 11 cm
in collections:
material: Wood
technique: Gilded, lacquer
inventory number: Vp 2570
gallery collection: Collection of Asian and African Art