This is a monastic statue of Shakyamuni Buddha which has been fully gold plated and then handpainted on various aspects of the robe and the lotus.
The statue has Amitabh Buddha carved on the front of the robe around the stomach area and then another Buddha carved at the back side on the robe around the back area. There are several carvings of dragons, birds, Garuda, floral motifs, tibetan auspicious symbols carved all around the monastic robe which Shakyamuni has worn gracefully.
The lotus on which the Buddha is sitting is intricately carved and painted.
This is a true master piece from our artist who is a forth generation artist who learnt statue making from his grandfather. He continues to work and create beautiful masterpieces for us. His work has been adored by many. He is a master craftsman and works hard to achieve the fine intricate details and smoothness in the statue. This statue tells his experience and has come out perfect.
Just sit and watch the statue closely and you will start to go into deep meditation. This statue has a great power and charm that every one can cherish.
Shakyamuni Buddha Statue is seated in Dhyana Asana or Meditative Pose, also called Padmasana. In this position, the legs are crossed, closely locked with the soles of both feet visible. Lord Buddha is wearing a detailed carved monastic robe incised with floral motifs. He is seated on a single lotus base also known as Padmasana. His left hand is in the earth touching gesture or bhumisparsha mudra, while his right hand holds a medicine bowl.
Shakyamuni Buddha was born in Kapilavastu in Nepal some 2600 Years ago and performed many Buddha activities for 45 years in this sub-continent for the benefit of all the sentient beings. And this statue coming from his birthplace makes this statue a special one.
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Size: 8 inches tall