This statue is the Japanese interpretation of Amitabha (Skt.) Buddha known as Amida Nyorai. It is very similar to the famous monumental statue of Amida Buddha in Kamakura, Japan. Amitabha Buddha is the Buddha of Boundless Light. He presides over a celestial paradise called Sukhavati, or "realm of Bliss" which is understood in Buddhism to be a state of consciousness. The hands are held in the "Mida-no-join mudra," a meditation mudra or hand gesture which is specific to Amida Nyorai and is rarely seen in Buddhist statues outside Japan.
Bonded stone with bronze finish. 7" w x 5" d x 8 1/4" h