Hand-Carved Buddhist Statue of Seated Shakyamuni Buddha
This handcrafted sculpture of the seated Buddha Shakyamuni is crafted using the traditional method by our master craftsmen in Kathmandu. Using a pure copper body to carve out the body and then gilded the sculpture using 24k genuine gold. The gold-plated halo illuminates his face, while the wonderfully carved lotus seat is seen as mesmerizing and detailed. The deity is seen with a calm and gentle expression sitting upon a moon shaped lotus, the left hand holding an alms bowl above his lap and the middle finger of the right hand slightly touching the ground.
Size: 14.9"/38cm (Height) x 10.6"/27cm (Base)
Weight: 5.25 kg
Material: 24K Gold Gilded, Copper Body, Acrylic Paintings
Siddhartha Gautama was born as the crown prince of the mighty Shakya Kingdom and nurtured to be a king in line with his royal father's aspirations. However, when he was around 29 years old, he learned about people's tremendous pain in life. He abandoned his palace life and gave up his magnificent robes and gold to uncover the reasons for this anguish and the methods to alleviate it. After nearly six years of study, self-deprivation, and severe concentration, he achieved his aim. He had attained enlightenment (a Buddha). He claimed to have then proceeded to a deer park in Sarnath (Benares), India, on the outskirts of Varanasi.