Traditional Shakyamuni Buddha Statue
Shakyamuni Buddha is depicted with crossed legs atop a moon disc lotus seat in this statue. The right arm is stretched across the knee with the fingers touching the ground in the earth touching mudra. The left hand is placed in the lap that holds the alms bowl in the meditation mudra. A gold robe embraces the shoulders and extends around the body and legs. The right arm is left naked in Buddhist monk style. The halo behind his serene face is exquisitely hand crafted and embedded with pure 24k gold The halo behind his serene face is exquisitely handcrafted and embedded with pure 24k gold and was sculpted on copper body by Nepali artists based in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Size: 13"/34cm (Height) x 9"/24cm (Base)
Weight: 3.978 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.