In March of 2015 we visited the home of our master statue artist, Meenu Shakya. You can see her hand-painting statues in our film from the trip.
This Shakyamuni statue is an exquisite one-of-a-kind master work. We are the sole distributer of Meenu Shakya's work in the USA. These statues are made over a 6 to 12 month process involving casting, creating wax molds, making plaster molds, pouring bronze into the molds and then intricately hand detailing before the finishing artists even see the statues. We are so proud to support traditional artists and this is one of the true master works.
According to tradition, Shakyamuni traveled widely throughout the Indian subcontinent sharing his enlightened wisdom, promoting peace, and teaching people how to unleash the great potential of their lives. His compassionate intention was to enable all people to attain the same awakened state of life that he had attained.
Statue measures approximately 14 inches tall.