Traditionally Gold Gilded Standing Maitreya Buddha Statue
In Himalayan art, the rare standing Maitreya Buddha statue was handcrafted and plated with exquisite 24-karat gold. The turquoise crown, robe, and other essentials are stunning, since with rare and ancient pearls and stones adorning them. This sculpture has been delicately sculpted, gilded, and carved with rare gemstones and ornamentation by Kathmandu Valley artists. As a reflection of Buddhism, the craft of sculpting Nepali sculptures has been passed down over the years. This will make a wonderful indoor meditation gift for a practitioner like you.
Size: 25.9"/66cm (Height) x 9"/23cm (Base)
Weight: 8.288 kg
Material: 24K Gold Gilded, Copper Body, Acrylic Paintings
Maitreya, in Buddhist tradition, the future Buddha, presently a bodhisattva residing in the Tushita heaven, who will descend to earth to preach anew the dharma (“law”) when the teachings of Gautama Buddha have completely decayed. Maitreya is the earliest Bodhisattva around whom a cult developed and is mentioned in scriptures from the 3rd century CE. He was accepted by all schools of Buddhism and is still the only bodhisattva generally honored by the Theravada tradition.