Amitabha Buddha

阿弥陀佛 Amitabha Buddha, (Sanskrit: Infinite Light), also Amitayus, Amida in Japan and Emituo Fo in China, is the fourth Dhyani (cosmic) Buddha of Pure Land School of Buddhism, China’s largest Mahayana school. When he gained enlightenment, he vowed to create a place with no suffering. Called the Western Paradise, it can be reached after death by all who call “Na Mo a Mi Tuo Fo” (“Devotion to Amita Buddha”) or chant his name sincerely in any language. They will be led there where they will be reborn, abide in a blissful state and learn Dharma taught by Amitabha. He bestows longevity and is often depicted in meditation holding a begging bowl. In the Ming he was a standing figure with a long right arm palms outward in varada mudra, the gesture of charity and his left at his chest holding a lotus blossom or incense pot. Images of the Amitabha Buddha often center Guanyin’s headdress acknowledging her spiritual connection to him.

Showing 1–12 of 13 results

  • Sale!

    Antique Guanyin Held Up by Demons, China (16208VRKE) $5800 SPECIAL PRICE

    Original price was: $5,800.00.Current price is: $4,700.00.
    H: 45″ W: 17.75″  D: 11.5″ | FOR SHIPPING INFORMATION CONTACT US AT 213-568-3030

    This outstanding Guanyin  carving is extremely rare and displays a wonderful earthy blend of Mahayana and Tantric (Tibetan) Buddhism and spiritual and folk traditions that resonated with provincial populations. She sits on a lotus above a hexagonal throne right raised in abhaya mudra, lobed crown  centered with the Amitabha Buddha inside an aureole. The four agonized creatures struggling to hold the calm Guanyin on their shoulders is a unique Tantric visual representation of the triumph of Buddhism over ignorance.  With its admonitions about greed, aversion and ignorance it is a great metaphor for our times. 

     

    Add to cartLoading Done
  • Sale!

    Antique Guanyin in Meditation, China (16955BME) $425 SPECIAL PRICE

    Original price was: $425.00.Current price is: $350.00.
    H: 9.75″  W: 5.625″  D: 3.75″ | FREE SHIPPING!

    In this provincial carving made for personal use, Guanyin the Bodhisattva of Compassion who hears the cries of all beings, sits in meditation with  flowing robes, half closed eyes, a round face and a slight smile, the embodiment of  loving-kindness.  Her 5-lobed crown is centered with radiating lines symbolizing the aureole of the Amitabha Buddha of Infinite Light.

  • Sale!

    Antique Guanyin with Amitabha in Crown, China (16380B-LOK) $1300 SPECIAL PRICE

    Original price was: $1,300.00.Current price is: $1,200.00.
    H: 13.75”  W: 7”  D: 4.5” | FOR SHIPPING INFORMATION CONTACT US AT 213-568-3030

    This  delicately detailed Guanyin statue seated in meditation on a two-tiered backless throne has flowing braids, simple necklace, and voluminous robes indicate her regal status, while her pendulous ears, compassionate downcast eyes, serene contemplative expression, and calm smile symbolize her enlightened status. The image’s distinguishing feature is its deeply carved three-part diadem (crown) centered with a carved Amitabha Buddha on lotus throne surrounded by an aureole.

     

  • Sale!

    Antique Guanyin, Amitabha in Crown (16837HEM) $1495 SPECIAL PRICE

    Original price was: $1,495.00.Current price is: $1,450.00.
    H: 33.5″  W: 33″  D: 10″ | FOR SHIPPING INFORMATION CONTACT US AT 213-568-3030

    Statues like this Guanyin in the Mahayana Pure Land Buddhist tradition were especially popular during the Ming and Qing dynasties. This carving epitomizes the best of folk art spiritual traditions of provincial artisans who replaced imperial constructs with provincial depictions that combined Buddhist, Taoist and Popular Religion traditions. Humble, charming and approachable portrayals of Guanyin  like this were placed in homes and temples in provincial areas.

    Add to cartLoading Done
  • Sale!

    Antique Guanyin, Dhyani Buddhas in Crown, China (16123BLEM) $4350 SPECIAL PRICE

    Original price was: $4,350.00.Current price is: $3,950.00.
    H: 27.5″  W: 13.5″  D: 10.25″ | FOR SHIPPING INFORMATION CONTACT US AT 213-568-3030

    This antique carving is a magnificent example of provincial Buddhist statues made by local artisans.This serene exquisitely carved Guanyin sits on a  detached pedestal base in meditation. Made to be seen in the round, she wears a traditional three part garment with delicate incised leaves and leaf motifs on the front, back, and sleeves.  The gentle, sweet face is soft and set in a peaceful and calming half smile. Her high pointed crown depicts the Five Tantric Dhyani Buddhas, which we have rarely seen in Guanyin provincial images. .

    Add to cartLoading Done
  • Sale!

    Antique Large Guanyin on Lotus Throne, China (16211RKE) $4400 SPECIAL PRICE

    Original price was: $4,400.00.Current price is: $3,900.00.
    H: 31.75”  W: 11.25”  D: 6.5” | FOR SHIPPING INFORMATION CONTACT US AT 213-568-3030

    This extraordinary Guanyin originates from rural provincial less literate China.  Not made in a sophisticated “imperial” style, its great charm depends on straightforward forms in bright and decorative color combinations.  Her oversized crown contains a framed Amitabha Buddha. Using vibrant unusual multi-colored color combinations, an informal sitting position, simplified, almost geometric shapes for the head and facial features and bright modest robes, she  reflects a humble folk art image accessible to rural devotees. Its size indicates it was carved for a large home, clan or community temple.

    Add to cartLoading Done
  • Antique Massive Lacquered Guanyin in Vitarka, China (5689SEME) CALL FOR PRICE

    H: 42”  W: 25”  D: 27.5” | FOR PRICE AND SHIPPING INFORMATION CONTACT US AT 213-568-3030

    This powerful, exquisite and rare almost life-size Guanyin seated in teaching mudra to spread the dharma, radiates serene spiritual energy. To optimally enjoy this statue, she should be placed in an elevated position as it was modeled to be viewed from below. Magnificently carved and covered with lacquer, this statue will fill any environment with meditative tranquility.  Authentic Buddhist carved images of this size, beauty, quality, and shape are very difficult to find, especially after China’s modernization.

     

    Read moreLoading Done
  • Sale!

    Antique Nanhai Guanyin with Attendants and Donor, China (16218BHEM) $5900 SPECIAL PRICE

    Original price was: $5,900.00.Current price is: $4,950.00.
     H: 34″    W: 12 ”    D: 15 ” SHIPPING INFORMATION REQUIRED. CONTACT US AT 213-568-3030

    Guanyin clearly dominates this majestic carving, in meditation and wearing  an ornate high  blue crown centered with an Amitabha Buddha in a deep arched border  topped by flat lotus leaves.This remarkable Nanhai-Guanyin  is extremely rare, unique and difficult to interpret. We have never seen a Guanyin in her cave at Putuo surrounded by with two sets of attendants, her acolytes Shan Tsai  and the Dragon Princess Longnu and a seated Taoist official/ priest or possible the donor at the apex.  This was clearly commissioned by a very wealthy donor who wished to make a spiritual statement while emphasizing his reverence and status.

     

    Add to cartLoading Done
  • Sale!

    Antique Nanhai Guanyin with Aureole and Acolytes, China (16428LMK) $795

    Original price was: $720.00.Current price is: $595.00.
    H: 22.25”  W: 7.25 ”  D: 5” | FOR SHIPPING INFORMATION CONTACT US AT 213-568-3030

    Nanhai Guanyin sits in meditation on a pedestal framed by a large mandorla with her two acolytes (one deteriorated) with a benign expression with half-closed eyes, pursed smiling lips, pendulous ears, and a crown with an image of Buddha Amitabha. Most Buddhist carvings suffered severe damage during China’s modernization and antique Guanyin images with her attendants are very rare.

    Add to cartLoading Done
  • Sale!

    Bronze Guanyin in Meditation, Thailand (11250BKE) $485 SPECIAL PRICE

    Original price was: $485.00.Current price is: $395.00.
    H: 19.5”  W: 9.375”  D: 9” | CALL 213-568-3030 FOR SHIPPING

    This lovely 20th century Thai bronze statue is the White Clad Guanyin seated in meditation with her hands in her lap holding her vial of precious dew with her legs covered by her robes which flow to the top of the finely rendered multi-tiered lotus throne. Her open hood is centered by a mandorla surrounding an image of Buddha Amitabha, the Buddha of Infinite Light, her spiritual teacher. She is a vision of compassionate serenity with her half closed eyes and benevolent smile.

    Add to cartLoading Done
  • Sale!

    Rare Antique Guanyin with Crown with Five Dhyani Buddhas, China (16557BAK) $695 SPECIAL PRICE

    Original price was: $695.00.Current price is: $595.00.
    Ht: 9.5″  W: 4.5″  D: 3.75″ FREE SHIPPING!

    This delicately carved home altar Guanyin is gender neutral in meditation on a lotus throne.  Her humble demeanor, modest robes and absence of stylized decorative details exemplify the best of provincial Ming and Qing carvings. She is a tranquil figure with simple, soft, and beautifully rendered facial wearing a five-lobed crown symbolically representing the five Dyhani Buddhas and reflecting Vajrayana Tantric influence.

  • Sale!

    Rare Antique Three-Faced Tantric Bodhisattva, China (16200LBEM) $5100 SPECIAL PRICE

    Original price was: $5,100.00.Current price is: $4,240.00.
    H: 29.5″  W:14″  D: 6.5″ | FOR SHIPPING INFORMATION CONTACT US AT 213-568-3030

    This rare Chinese carving is probably Chun-ti P’u-sa, a tantric female deity called the Bodhisattva of Light, worshipped by Chinese Chan (Zen) Buddhists as a merciful Bodhisattva. In tantric style she has three faces, multiple arms and six hands, and an elegant lobed crown centered by Amitabha, as does Guanyin.  This is an extremely rare and important piece and is as lovely as it is spiritual.

    Add to cartLoading Done

End of content

End of content