Shakyamuni Buddha, Buddhist Enlightenment Deity Statue
This Shakyamuni Buddha, an enlightenment deity statue, is handcrafted by a Nepali artisan. A dot on the forehead, one face, Shakyamuni Buddha founded the Buddhist tradition with a gold pendant at the crest. His earlobes are long and pierced from his days as a prince. The right arm is extended over the knee in the earth witness mudra, with the fingers touching the ground. The left hand is placed on the lap, palm upward, in the meditation mudra with a begging bowl. A gold robe that is highly patterned and embedded with corals covers the shoulders and drapes around the body and legs. The right arm is left naked in Buddhist monk style. The halo surrounding his serene face is finely carved and decorated with a magnificent gemstone.
Size: 25"/64cm (Height) x 15.3"/39cm (Base)
Weight: 20.23 kg
Material: 24K Gold Gilded, Copper Body, Acrylic Paintings
The Buddhist tradition was founded by Shakyamuni Buddha. In the sixth century B.C.E., he lived and taught in India, at a period of rising religious and philosophical thinking from Greece to China. Siddhartha Gautama was born as the crown prince of the mighty Shakya Kingdom and was 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. To uncover the reasons of this anguish and the methods to alleviate it, he abandoned his palace life and gave up his magnificent robes and gold.