Shakyamuni, Happy Buddha Art Statue
Shakyamuni, also a happy buddha, is shown magnificently in this art statue. This Tibetan Sculpture -art was handcrafted in Kathmandu by a Nepali artist in copper and gilded in 24K Gold. The lengthened earlobes, which are huge and attractive, represent a purposeful rejection of the material world in favor of spiritual enlightenment. The artist's Ushnisha above the head is entirely handcrafted, symbolizing Buddha's wisdom.
Size: 8.2"/21cm (Height) x 5.1"/13cm (Base)
Weight: 1.224 kg
Material: 24K Gold Gilded, Copper Body, Acrylic Paintings
Shakyamuni lived to be eighty years old when he died. He remained at Gridhrakta (Eagle Peak) near Rajagriha the year before his death. Then he embarked on his final voyage, crossing the Ganges River northward to Vaishali. During the rainy season, he stayed in Beluva, a village near Vaishali. He became very ill during this retreat, but he recovered and continued to preach in numerous communities. He eventually arrived in Malla at a location known as Pava. After eating a meal provided as a gift by the local blacksmith, Chunda, he felt ill. Despite his anguish, he continued on his trek until he arrived in Kushinagar, where he laid down in a grove of sal trees and spoke his final words.