This exquisite Amitabha statue is handmade in Kathmandu, Nepal by the Shakya family. This family has been making bronze statues for many generations and is well known all over the world. Each bronze statue is made using the lost wax method, which takes considerable time and skill. After casting each statue is hand detailed and carved by master craftsmen and women. The statue is painted with gold and inlaid with turquoise and gemstones.
Amitabha is the chief Buddha of the Lotus family. He emanates ruby red light which symbolizes love and compassion. His radiance warms and pacifies the hearts of all who gaze at him. He represents gentleness and openness. His posture portrays compassion and stillness and he wears a serene smile on his face. Amitabha sits in the aspect of meditating, encouraging the viewer to “subdue one’s mind.”
Measures approximately 13 inches tall.