• Japanese & Korean Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 2296

    Japanese & Korean Art

    24 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 593

    A standing wood figure of Yakushi Nyorai (Bhaisajyaguru)

    KAMAKURA PERIOD (13TH-14TH CENTURY)

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    A standing wood figure of Yakushi Nyorai (Bhaisajyaguru)
    Kamakura period (13th-14th century)
    Holding a medicine jar in the palm of the left hand, with right hand raised, palm facing out, in the mudra bestowing fearlessness
    18¾in. (47.6cm.); base 3in. (7.6cm.) approx.


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    Yakushi Nyorai is the healing Buddha who cures the illness of suffering using the medicine of his teachings.