Our statue makers in Kathmandu are doing some incredible work recently. This Shakyamuni Buddha is carved entirely by hand, then cast using the lost wax method. Over 8 artists work on each of these statues, carving, making wax molds, pouring hot bronze, painting the gold faces and eyes and hand painting them. Meenu Shakya, a master artisan did all the finishing work, it takes her months and sometimes years to complete a statue with such intricate details. Note the extraordinary images painted on Buddhas lap and on his back.
The Shakyamuni Buddha was a spiritual master who lived and taught in modern day India and Nepal. Shakyamuni taught others to be awakened to the true nature of reality and freed from suffering.
One of a kind 9 inch bronze hand painted statue. Hand picked by Dharmashop founder Sander Cohen in Kathmandu, Nepal.