Brass Sitting Buddha Statue W/ Stone Work From India 12 Inch
Very attractive 12 inch solid cast brass with red and turquoise stones statue is of superior quality. This brilliant image of Lord Buddha, in characteristic Tibetan style, represents him as the the redeemer, two major phases of his life, as engaged in penance summoning the mother earth to be the witness to his rightly and successfully performing his errand, and the redeemer as Bhaisajya Guru relieving the suffering mankind from its ailments, and a number of episodes from his life as depicted in relief on his ‘sanghati’ – sheet he is wearing. The posture of the image representing him as touching the earth with his right hand is identified in the Buddhist iconography as Bhumi-sparsha-mudra. This represents the climax of the first phase of his life leading to Buddhahood. Just before he is about to attain Enlightenment, he is attacked by Mars and its daughters with designs to corrupt his mind. Buddha defeats them and to be the witness summons the mother earth. This practically represents the culmination of his performance prior to his attainment of Enlightenment, his life’s first part. You may find simular cast online, but they will not be of this quality. They will have pits, bubbles, and burs on the edges from the casting that are not filed down. From us you get the best quality and the best price.