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New Arrival “Amitabha Incense Container”

New Arrival “Amitabha Incense Container”

April 29, 2022

Today, it’s our pleasure to share a “Amitabha Incense Container”.

The lid and body of this kōgō (incense container) form a small Buddhist altar, an example of a “portable Buddha.” The item pictured here is also sculpted from sandalwood. The body of the kōgō consists of an esquitely detailed carving of a seated Amitabha with a lotus petal stand and mandorla amongst other things. It’s lamentable that the upper portion of the mandorla has been lost. Nevertheless, one gets a sense of the incredible technique and spirituality of the master Buddhist sculptor from the ancient capitol who produced this work. Please enjoy.