Head of Amida Buddha

The Smile of the Enlightened One is one of the central motives of buddhist art. This buddha head is reflective of the

japanese style of the Kamakura period (12th Century).

Buddha head, Amida
Buddha head, Amida

Buddha Head

Height: 17 "

Width: 9 "

Depth: 8,7 "

Weight: 80 lbs


Price: 390 EUR or 500 US$


Made of Mineros TM sandstone

suited for outdoors

Small iconography – "The Amida Nyorai Head"

The Enlightened One's head has been a major theme in East Asian Art. The iconographic trademarks of a Buddha are the Urna, the third eye on his forehead, and the Ushnisha, the knot of hair tied on top of the head, symbol of a fully developed top chakra, and the elongated ears, meant to suggest virility. The locks of hair are actually stylized snails, for, according to buddhist mythology, snails climbed onto the Buddha's head, protecting Him from the heat as He approached enlightenment.


The Amida's "pure land" philosophy is revered in many east asian countries, particularly in Japan. This work is done in the Kamakura style of the 13th century, exuding an atmosphere of serenity and majestic detachment, reminiscent of the famous Daibutsu of Kamakura, completed in 1252 by artists under the auspices of the great master Kaikei.

Atelier für Buddhistische Skulpturen – Studio for Buddhist Sculptures, Harald Fauska

Giselastr. 16, 63500 Seligenstadt, Tel. 0049-(0)6182-77 444 15