Buddha Shakyamuni Seated In Meditation Statue, Gilded With 24K Gold
This statue shows Buddha Shakyamuni seated in meditation magnificently. This statue is handcrafted in Kathmandu by a Nepali artist in copper and gilded in 24K Gold. His back is perfectly straight, and he is seated in the lotus position of meditation—legs crossed at the ankles with the soles upward. He wears a basic, thin monk's robe covering his left shoulder and arm but exposing the right. His hair is a knot of tightly curled hairs. His earlobes are excessively long.
Size: 13.3"/34cm (Height) x 9.4"/24cm (Base)
Weight: 5.33 kg
Material: 24K Gold Gilded, Copper Body, Acrylic Paintings
After leaving the palace, he achieved his aim after nearly six years of study, self-deprivation, and serious concentration. He had attained enlightenment (a Buddha). He is claimed to have then walked to a deer park in Sarnath (Benares), India, on the outskirts of Varanasi. Here Buddha delivered his first sermon, known as the turning of the Buddhist law wheel (Dharmacakra). The revolution will become a familiar emblem in Buddhist art as a metaphor for Buddha's teaching.