Zenkoji and Its Icon: A Study in Medieval Japanese Religious Art

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One of the most significant traditions of image-making in medieval Japanese Buddhist art is based on a large group of gilt-bronze icons representing the Buddha Amida and his two attendant Bodhisattvas. The prototype, a secret image enshrined at Zenkoji in Nagano Prefecture, served as the basis both for numerous replications found in temples throughout Japan and for a highly developed cult that promised believers various rewards, including release from the terrors of hell and ultimate salvation in the western Paradise of ...

Zenkoji and Its Icon: A Study in Medieval Japanese Religious Art 1994, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691032030

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