Statue features the Medicine Buddha seated on a lotus platform, holding a vase in the left hand and meditating calmly. The Medicine Buddha is a deity of compassion and healing. He is believed to alleviate suffering for mental and physical illness. Often his image is shown with rays of lapis lazuli light radiating from his crown.
This statue is full of colorful painted detail including Tibetan dragons, flowers, and swimming fish. Dragons have special meaning and symbolism in many cultures. They are fierce protectors and wise leaders, guardians and sages. Tibetan dragons are protectors of Buddhism whose thunderous voices awaken us from delusion. The face of the statue is painted with gold leaf in the traditional manner.
Statue measures approximately 5.75 inches tall and 3.75 inches wide at the base. Handmade in Nepal.