Amitayus is a subform of the Dhyani Buddha Amitabha. He is the Buddha of immeasurable life. He sits on a single layered lotus throne. In his hands folded in the meditation gesture [dhyâna mudra] he holds a water vessel [Tibetan: C'um bum- pa] with a stylized tree of life.
The vessel contains "Amrta", which means "nectar" and "immortality" at the same time. A flowering branch of Ashoka grows out of the vessel. This branch symbolizes the sacred flower of the unfolding spiritual-meditative life.
In contrast to Amitabha, Amitayus is always depicted with a Bodhisattva crown.
Age: Pobably early 20th cent.
|Measurements:||2 x 1.8 x 0.8 " | 5.0 x 4.5 x 2.0 cm|
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