shinkou 身光
CATEGORY: art history / sculptures
 
Lit.'body light'. The light believed to be emitted from the body of Buddha. Expressed on Buddha and Bodhisattva figures in the form of a halo *kouhai 光背, behind the body. Always combined with a head halo *zukou 頭光, to form a *kyoshinkou 挙身光 'whole body halo'.
 
 

 
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*nijuu enkou 二重円光, *funagata kouhai 舟形光背 
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