The Buddha Maitreya Statue | Himalayan Art

SKU: MBW1280


Silver Plated Statue of The Buddha Maitreya 

Traditionally handcrafted, this sculpture of the Buddha Maitreya was crafted with our best craftsmen in the Kathmandu Valley. Sculptured out of pure copper and electroplated with silver over the deities body. The skillset to craft such statues of deities requires years of expertise. Our craftsmanship has been passed on for generations. The designs are handcrafted with precision and flawless design. You can use this figurine for different Buddhist Rituals and regular practices such as meditation and yoga. This will be a perfect gift from Nepal to practitioners like you, aiding your daily practices.

Size: 11"/28cm (Height) x 7.4"/19cm (Base)
Weight: 2.78 kg
Material: Copper Body & Silver Electroplated 

Maitreya, in the Buddhist tradition, the future Buddha, presently a bodhisattva residing in the Tushita heaven, who will descend to earth to preach the dharma (“law”) anew 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.